19-year-old killed in DeKalb County crash

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DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 19-year-old woman was killed when her truck collided with another vehicle along Highway 70 in DeKalb County Monday morning.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the collision, which involved two pick-up trucks, was reported just before 6 a.m. at State Route 96, known as Dale Ridge Road.

The THP crash report states Savannah Buckley was driving east on Highway 70, when she failed to properly negotiate a curve. Troopers said Buckley lost control and entered the westbound lanes, causing her pick-up truck to collide with another, traveling west.

Buckley, a 19-year-old woman from Cookeville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to investigators.

The driver of the other pick-up truck involved, identified as a 31-year-old man from Sparta, was injured, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

Multiple lanes of Highway 70 were closed around the crash scene for several hours, as THP worked its investigation.

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