THP Seeks Public Assistance In Search For Driver And Vehicle Involved In Fatal Hit And Run In Benton County

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in locating a vehicle and driver that may be connected to a fatal hit-and-run crash in Benton County. The crash occurred on Interstate 40 westbound at mile marker 128 during the early morning hours on Thursday.

The crash occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m. on Thursday. Carol Ann Williamson, 56, of Huntington, WV, was driving a 2003 Pontiac Vibe westbound on Interstate 40 when an unknown vehicle hit her from the rear. The impact caused the vehicle to spin off the roadway, strike a culvert and overturn several times. The at-fault driver did not stop.

Ms. Williamson was injured and transported to a local hospital. Her passenger, Alice Williamson, 83, of Huntington, WV, was killed in the crash.

The THP’s preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect vehicle may have been a tractor-trailer.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information about the wreck is urged to contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol Jackson District Office at 731 423-6635 or dial *THP (*847) on a mobile device. 



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