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Teen Killed In Single Car Collision In Cheatham County

Teen Killed In Single Car Collision In Cheatham County

CREATED Mar 15, 2014

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. – A Hickman County teenager was killed Saturday in a single car crash along Interstate 40. 

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said the crash was reported just before 2 p.m. at mile marker 191 in Cheatham County.

The victim was identified as 18-year-old Gary Russell of Nunnelly, Tennessee.

Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the driver was traveling westbound when she somehow swerved off the road and struck a cliff.

Westbound lanes of I-40 were closed for nearly two hours while officials worked to clear the scene. 

An 18-year-old woman also sustained injuries in the crash. The extent of her injuries was not known.