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Wilson County sees third fatality in a week

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A Gallatin woman was the third person killed in a vehicular accident in Wilson County this week.

Angela Dawn Gray, 35, was traveling northbound on Hwy. 109 in her 1998 Nissan Altima on Wednesday afternoon when the driver of a 2002 Saturn, identified as Jeremy Baird, of Woodbury, veered into her lane.

Baird was traveling southbound, when he hydroplaned, causing him to turn into the oncoming traffic.

A third vehicle, driven by Candis Lindsey, 42, of Lebanon, was traveling southbound behind Baird and t-boned Gray's vehicle - knocking it off the roadway.

Lindsey and Baird were not reported to have serious injuries. All three drivers were wearing their safety belts.

Gray, a 1997 graduate of Gallatin High School, was taking nursing classes at Cumberland University and was set to graduate in May. She leaves behind two children. Funeral arrangements are pending at Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin.

The crash was investigated by State Trooper William Gregory. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. State Troopers closed the road while investigating the scene; however, it was reopened after 5 p.m.

THP seeks help in fatal I-40 hit-and-run
Tennessee Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash that ultimately killed Donald E. Rogers, Jr., 46, of Mt. Juliet, on Friday night, Feb. 27. According to reports, the accident occurred just before 9 p.m. near Mile Marker 230 between Beckwith Rd. and Hwy. 109 exits.

Reports stated that Rogers was traveling east on I-40 in a 2002 Pontiac Firebird when another vehicle made contact. Roger's vehicle went off the right side of the highway and overturned before coming to a rest "on its wheels in the tree line."

Roger's wife, Jennifer L. Rogers, 54, a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center via LifeFlight for injuries. The interstate was closed while LifeFlight landed on the roadway to airlift Rogers to the hospital.

The unknown second vehicle fled the scene. THP is looking for a possible suspect vehicle along with any information that will assist investigators. Witnesses described the possible suspect vehicle as follows:

• Newer Model Dodge 1500 Crew Cab Truck;

• Possibly red in color;

• Temporary Tag in back window on driver side;

• Traffic cones in bed of truck;

• Small construction type light bar on top of truck;

• Possible damage to passenger side of truck.

Anyone who may have information on this vehicle or the driver is encouraged to contact CID Sgt. Terrence Craig Smith at 615-741-2060, ext. 1, or by email at Terrence.Craig.Smith@tn.gov.

Driver killed in single vehicle accident Sunday
Joshua W. Mayfield, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene, after his 2008 Nissan Altima veered off the side of Hwy. 231, eventually coming to a stop in a creek late Sunday night, March 1.

Mayfield was traveling southbound on Hwy. 231 and veered off the road near the Spring Creek Bridge. According the reports, he was driving too fast on the wet road and over-corrected, causing him to veer off the side of the road and through a guardrail and down a stone embankment.

Anton A. McCann, 20, of Hermitage, was a passenger in the vehicle and was reported to have injuries.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident, according to preliminary reports.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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