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2 Killed, 1 Injured In Highway 49 Crash In Springfield

2 Killed, 1 Injured In Highway 49 Crash In Springfield

CREATED Feb 20, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Two people were killed and one other was injured in a crash northeast of Springfield on Wednesday morning.

The crash happened just before 5:30 a.m. on Highway 49 near Louis Draughon Road.

A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said 41-year-old Antonio Crawford was driving a Chevrolet Impala westbound when he drifted into the eastbound lanes and struck a semi-truck head-on. 

Both left the roadway. The passenger in the Impala, identified as 25-year-old Ventrell D. Blakemore, died at the scene. The THP said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Crawford and the driver of the semi were injured and taken to the hospital, where Crawford died. 

On the scene, state troopers said that drugs and alcohol may have played a factor.