Two Macon County residents died in separate auto incidents this past week in the county.

Martha Luquin, 26, died from injuries suffered when she jumped out of a moving vehicle on Bennett Hill Road on Sept. 16 in the Red Boiling Springs area.

Three days later, Chris

Richardson, 38, was involved in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 52 West between Westmoreland and Lafayette. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center via helicopter and died three days later.

Luquin was found in a ditch on Saturday, Sept. 16, with a man named Ben Lloyd Dalton, who was driving the vehicle, there holding her.

She was life-flighted to Nashville, but later died on Monday as a result from injuries suffered in the incident. According to the report from the Red Boiling Springs Police Department, Dalton told police that the woman had jumped from the vehicle they were riding and that both of them had been drinking at the time. Dalton, 24, of 2657 Oak Grove Road, Red Boiling Springs, was charged with driving under the influence in the matter, and was transported to the Macon County Jail.

A search of his vehicle also yielded a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe that also had marijuana inside it. He was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dalton’s bond was set at $3,700 and he is scheduled to be in Macon County General Sessions Court on Dec. 13 to answer to the charges.

Richardson’s vehicle left the roadway and flipped his vehicle, striking a culbert.

He was ejected from the vehicle in the crash.