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Teenager from Tullahoma killed, two others injured, in one-vehicle crash in Decherd

by Ponce Law | December 8th, 2020

DECHERD, TN – A teenager from Tullahoma was killed and two other passengers were seriously injured following a one-vehicle crash that took place in Decherd at around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, reports the Tullahoma News.

Officials said that a red Infiniti G37, driven by 20-year old Michael Patillo, collided with a power pole near Carmean Family Dental while traveling at a high speed down Decherd Boulevard. The vehicle subsequently struck a large tree.

Decherd firefighters responded to the crash and were able to remove the driver and both passengers using the Jaws of Life. According to officials, 18-year old Casey Gann, a resident of Tullahoma, was the sole passenger killed in the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and a juvenile passenger, were taken by ambulance to North Middle School, where responders stabilized their conditions before a helicopter airlifted them to Erlanger in Chattanooga.

The circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation. We will update this blog should that information become available.

If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, our Nashville car accident lawyers are ready to investigate the accident and determine its cause to help you get maximum compensation. At Ponce Law we fight to get victims like you the compensation they deserve for their accident-related expenses, including medical bills, funeral costs and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

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