Alcohol involved in Lawrence County crash that killed 2 people, injured child

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LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) – One of the drivers involved in a Lawrence County crash may have been drinking, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The crash happened Saturday night on Highway 64 and Wesley Chapel Road in Lawrenceburg.

The THP crash report says Casey Hillhouse of Lawrenceburg was driving southbound on Wesley Chapel Road when he failed to yield the right of way to the other car.

There were four people in the second car involved in which 2 people were killed. A 6 year-old was also injured and was not in a child restraint seat at the time of the crash.

The driver of the second car, Wanda Gray,52, of Savannah, Tenn. was injured as well.

The report said 52-year-old LaDonna Cruz of Tuscumbia, Ala. and 52-year-old Cynthia Williams of Pulaski, Tenn. were passengers in the second car and were killed. Neither of them was wearing a seat belt.

The report alleges Hillhouse, 33, had been drinking. Charges are pending against him. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said the District Attorney’s office has been notified and a criminal investigation is underway.

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