CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman and a child are dead following a crash on Highway 49 in Cheatham County Tuesday morning.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Smartway Map, the crash was reported just after 7:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 49 near Bear Wallow Road. 

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A preliminary crash report provided by TDOT states that an SUV crossed the center line and hit a TDOT dump truck head-on. The truck driver was taken to a local hospital to be examined.

At the scene, a Tennessee Highway Patrol worker told a News 2 crew that at least two people were killed in the crash. We have since learned the victims have been identified as 27-year-old Mistey Atherton and a two-year-old boy.

Atherton was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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Traffic was detoured around Highway 49 at the Sycamore Creek Bridge near the Girl Scout Camp throughout Tuesday morning as authorities investigated the scene.

No other information was immediately released.  

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This is a developing story. WKRN News 2 will continue to update this article as new information becomes available.