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Crash alert: Clarksville man sentenced for causing crash that left 3 dead

by Ponce Law | October 16th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A Clarksville man was sentenced Wednesday night on charges stemming from an accident that killed three people in 2017.

According to Clarksville Now, Jeffrey Joiner will serve two days in jail as well as a period of state probation amounting to about three and a half years.

The accident happened Sept. 24, 2017 on Ashland City Road near Robin Hill Road, where Joiner was driving a pickup truck that collided with a car. Three people in the car were killed: 20-year-old Megan Black, 19-year-old Shayna Shidell, and 21-year-old Randall Pierce.

Joiner was charged with three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of DUI, and entered a “best-interest” plea in January.

A highway patrolman testified that Joiner was driving a Tundra at 79 miles an hour at the time of the crash on Ashland City Road, where the speed limit is 55 miles an hour.   A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent and toxicologist said that his blood alcohol content could have been between 0.13 and 0.15 at the time of the accident.

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