Mechanical problem may be to blame in deadly Coffee County crash

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A mechanical issue may have been the problem that involved the car that was traveling at 90 MPH and allegedly caused the New Year's Eve day crash that killed three people in Winchester.

The Winchester Police Department has now requested that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration help with the investigation. Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young said Wednesday that there have been problems reported in the past with the type of car that Mary Parks was driving. Young said that the Kia Optima that Parks was driving has "a history of gas pedals sticking, leading to unwanted acceleration."

7-year old twins, James and John Hill of Hillsboro along with Parks were killed. The parents of the twins, Aaron and Lynette Hill remain in Vanderbilt University Medical Center where they were transported after the crash.

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