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Two killed in weekend wreck

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From Post staff reports

Two people were killed Sunday evening in a two-vehicle collision on Stewarts Ferry Pike near the intersection of Corinth Road in the southwestern portion of Wilson County.

The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. The two persons killed in the accident were identified as Norman J. Elzer, 37, of Quad Oak Drive, Mt. Juliet, and Micah T. McNeer, 32, of Brookmeadow Lane, Hermitage.

Trooper James Gatlin of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in his report that a 1936 antique pickup truck, driven by Elzer with McNeer as the passenger, was traveling eastbound on Stewarts Ferry Pike, the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, went into a yaw and slid back across the centerline of the road into the westbound lane into the path of another vehicle headed west. That vehicle, a 2007 International 430 truck, was driven by Duane D. McKaskle, 44, of Corinth Road, Mt. Juliet.

Gatlin said that McKaskle, in the process of trying to stop his vehicle, struck the antique truck in a T-bone fashion in the passenger side.

McKaskle, who was not injured, was wearing his seat belt. The antique truck did not have seat belts due to its age, the trooper said in his report.

Although there was no indication of alcohol or drug use on the part of anyone involved in the accident, blood alcohol content and drug tests were requested as is standard when a fatality occurs.

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