MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A highway in Montgomery County was closed for several hours early Sunday morning as crews worked to clear a crash that left one driver dead and another injured.
On Sunday, Nov. 5, just before 4:20 a.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced that both lanes of Guthrie Highway near the 4200 block were blocked due to a crash, adding that the closure “may last several hours.”
Motorists were advised to detour using the intersections of Jim Johnson Road and Hampton Station Road.
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Authorities said Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) was conducting an investigation into the crash.
According to THP’s incident report, a 2021 Nissan Versa was traveling southbound on Guthrie Highway when it crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a 2013 Kia Forte that was traveling northbound.
The driver of the Kia — identified by officials as 53-year-old Tammy Biggins of Tennessee — was wearing her seatbelt, but she was killed in the collision.
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Meanwhile, THP said the 22-year-old Tennessee man driving the Nissan — who was also wearing his seatbelt — was injured in the crash, but there is no word on his condition at this time. Charges are reportedly pending against him.
Both lanes of Guthrie Highway reopened at approximately 7:40 a.m., according to deputies.
Officials have not shared any additional details about this incident.
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