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Fatal Crash on I-24 near the Rutherford County Line
Fatal Crash on I-24 near the Rutherford County Line

The man killed Tuesday night when he lost control of his motorcycle on I-24 East near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit is identified as...

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Seatbelt Use in Rutherford County Comes In at 90%
Seatbelt Use in Rutherford County Comes In at 90%

Seatbelt use in Rutherford County is high, compared to others areas across the country...

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Attempting to Curb Fatal Accidents in Rutherford County and throughout Tennessee
Attempting to Curb Fatal Accidents in Rutherford County and throughout Tennessee

Across the state of Tennessee, the TN Department of Safety reports that 70 people have died in traffic fatalities this month alone (September 2018)...

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Police in Middle TN to Be On the Lookout for a Ford Fiesta- Driver Accused of Striking / Killing Pedestrian
Police in Middle TN to Be On the Lookout for a Ford Fiesta- Driver Accused of Striking / Killing Pedestrian

Anyone with information about the Ford Fiesta, which is believed to be a 2017 or 2018 model, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. The car did sustain damage.

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Female Passenger Killed Thursday Morning in W. Jefferson Pk. Head-On Crash
Female Passenger Killed Thursday Morning in W. Jefferson Pk. Head-On Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle head-on fatal crash that occurred on Thursday (8/2/18) morning on West Jefferson Pike near Mona Road in Rutherford County.

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Auto Accident on Marion/Grundy County line Kills Three
Auto Accident on Marion/Grundy County line Kills Three

30-year-old Lauren R. Garner, 2-year-old Willow Frisbee, and 1-year-old Chrimson Frisbee were killed Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Hwy 108 near the Marion/Grundy County line.

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Fatal head on collision in Bedford County - Charges Filed
Fatal head on collision in Bedford County - Charges Filed

A man from Chapel Hill, Tennessee has been arrested after his alleged involvement in a DUI fatal accident this past Saturday night.

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Investigation Continuing: Fatal Car-Tractor Trailer Crash on I-24
Investigation Continuing: Fatal Car-Tractor Trailer Crash on I-24

Nashville authorities say that a LaVergne woman is wanted for questions related to the crash.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Murfreesboro
Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Murfreesboro

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 11:02 PM, a fatal crash occurred near the intersection of Rutherford Blvd and MTSU Blvd. The crash involved a single vehicle, a 2014 Honda Victory Motorcycle

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Motorcyclist from Rockvale Killed in Collision with SUV
Motorcyclist from Rockvale Killed in Collision with SUV

The motorcyclist fatally injured Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. in the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Burning Tree Drive in Nashville has been identified as Dustin Yates, 24, of Rockvale, Tennessee.

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Name Released in Wednesday fatal accident in Smyrna
Name Released in Wednesday fatal accident in Smyrna

WGNS has more news on a fatal two vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday in Smyrna.

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44 Year old woman dies in Coffee County Accident
44 Year old woman dies in Coffee County Accident

44 year-old Karen E Anderson of Bradyville, TN was driving her 2003 Nissan westbound on Noah Road when she apparently lost control.

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64 Year old Murfreesboro woman dies in Wednesday night car crash
64 Year old Murfreesboro woman dies in Wednesday night car crash

A passenger in the car that lost control and ran into the median was fatally injured in the crash.

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Man Dies from his injures around One Month after he was involved in a Fatal Crash
Man Dies from his injures around One Month after he was involved in a Fatal Crash

A Cannon County man has died at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga nearly a month after being injured in a crash that killed a McMinnville teenager.

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College Grove man accidentally strikes pedestrian in Nashville this past Friday
College Grove man accidentally strikes pedestrian in Nashville this past Friday

There was no indication of impairment on the part of a College Grove man after a pedestrian in Nashville was struck and killed...

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Suspected Hit and Run Driver in Fatal Incident Captured
Suspected Hit and Run Driver in Fatal Incident Captured

Arthur J Mantone Jr age 79 of Hillsboro was struck and killed while checking his mailbox.

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Blackman High School Mourns Loss of Students
Blackman High School Mourns Loss of Students

While school is not in session, the Blackman High School family has been dealt a blow with the death of two students while three others were injured in a weekend car crash.

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UPDATE: Blackman Students Killed & Injured in Crash
UPDATE: Blackman Students Killed & Injured in Crash

One of the two teens killed in the crash that also injured three other Blackman High School students has been identified by his family.

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Vigil Held to Remember Blackman Students Killed / Hurt in Crash
Vigil Held to Remember Blackman Students Killed / Hurt in Crash

The Blackman community came together to mourn the loss of two teens and pray for the recovery for three others hurt in a car crash.

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64 Year old Rutherford County man dies in Interstate 840 accident
64 Year old Rutherford County man dies in Interstate 840 accident

64 Year old Roger Oris died late Friday afternoon from injuries received when his pickup truck overturned on Interstate 840...

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Name of man struck and killed by train in Murfreesboro released
Name of man struck and killed by train in Murfreesboro released

Murfreesboro Police have released the name of the man struck and killed by a CSX train this past Friday evening.

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Tennessee Traffic Fatalities down by only 5 this year compared to 2016
Tennessee Traffic Fatalities down by only 5 this year compared to 2016

Traffic fatalities in Tennessee are down by only five people as we head into the extended Memorial Day weekend.

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Fatal motorcycle accident blamed on speed
Fatal motorcycle accident blamed on speed

A LaVergne man died after wrecking his motorcycle on I-24 this past Tuesday night.

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One killed in Manchester motorcycle accident
One killed in Manchester motorcycle accident

Sunday (2/19/17) afternoon around 12:30pm near AEDC on the Wattendorf Memorial Highway at the Exit 117 Interstate 24 overpass there was a 2-vehicle crash.

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UPDATE: Fatal Beechgrove accident on I-24 Thursday morning
UPDATE: Fatal Beechgrove accident on I-24 Thursday morning

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that the victim slammed into the rear of a tractor trailer truck, never slowing down.

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UPDATE: Triple Fatal Accident confirmed by the THP in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Triple Fatal Accident confirmed by the THP in Rutherford County

UPDATE: A total of three people were killed in a Wednesday (1/4/16) night accident on Highway 99 in Murfreesboro near Armstrong Valley Road. The wreck occurred shortly after 8PM.

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18 Year old dies in I-24 crash in nearby Coffee County
18 Year old dies in I-24 crash in nearby Coffee County

The report says that a Toyota driven by Rohan C Myton, age 18 of Antioch, TN was traveling eastbound and ran off the roadway crossing the median.

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Increase of Workplace Fatalities in Tennessee
Increase of Workplace Fatalities in Tennessee

"In the month of July alone, 10 Tennessee workers lost their lives in workplace accidents, devastating families, friends, co-workers and businesses. Most all of these could have been prevented," said Hawkins.

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Man Killed in Saturday Motorcycle Accident in Murfreesboro
Man Killed in Saturday Motorcycle Accident in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police were dispatched to the area of Veterans Parkway, near the New Salem Highway where the crash occurred and quickly learned it was a single vehicle accident.

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UPDATE: $10 Million Lawsuit filed after deputy pursuit ends with the death of a new mother in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: $10 Million Lawsuit filed after deputy pursuit ends with the death of a new mother in Murfreesboro

As previously heard on WGNS last week, the family of Jessica Miranda Campos has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the embattled sheriff's office and several others over the car chase that ended with her death.

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Fatal Memorial Day Accident on Highway 99 in Murfreesboro
Fatal Memorial Day Accident on Highway 99 in Murfreesboro

A fatal accident that occurred in Murfreesboro on Memorial Day (Monday, 5/30/16) is under investigation.

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Mechanical problem may be to blame in deadly Coffee County crash
Mechanical problem may be to blame in deadly Coffee County crash

7-year old twins, James and John Hill of Hillsboro along with Parks were killed.

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Tennessee Had 459 Non-Interstate Traffic Deaths In 2013
Tennessee Had 459 Non-Interstate Traffic Deaths In 2013

A report from the nonprofit transportation research group TRIP shows Tennessee is among the 20 worst states when it comes to rural non-Interstate traffic deaths.

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UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on Halls Hill Pike - Name released by THP
UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on Halls Hill Pike - Name released by THP

We have more news about the fatal motorcycle accident on Halls Hill Pike near Adams Lane. The wreck occurred on Sunday night around 11:30.

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UPDATE: Name of man killed in Saturday accident released

The name of the man killed in a Saturday wreck on Old Lebanon Road has been released. 

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle Friday Morning near MTSU - Names Released
UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle Friday Morning near MTSU - Names Released

We have an update on a fatal accident that occurred on Friday morning near the MTSU Murphy Center. Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS that 28-year old David R. Chitwood of Haynes Drive was crossing...

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Slight Decrease of 2.7% in Tennessee Traffic Fatalities for 2013
Slight Decrease of 2.7% in Tennessee Traffic Fatalities for 2013
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced preliminary figures indicating the state has recorded 988 traffic fatalities in 2013. 
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UPDATE on Fatal Accident in Murfreesboro New Year's Day - Names Released and One Passenger Unaccounted For
UPDATE on Fatal Accident in Murfreesboro New Year's Day - Names Released and One Passenger Unaccounted For
The driver suffered only minor injuries in the accident. A blood sample was taken from the driver and sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Lab in Nashville for testing. 
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BAD NUMBERS: 800 Killed on Tennessee Roadways in 2013
BAD NUMBERS: 800 Killed on Tennessee Roadways in 2013
As of October 17, there have been 800 people killed on Tennessee roadways in 2013. That is the same number of fatalities this same time last year.
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