By Deidre Wilson
One passenger was killed and three other people injured in a two-vehicle collision in Macon County Wednesday afternoon.
The crash occurred near the Sumner County line.
According ot the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Johnathan D. Alexander, of Bethpage, was the passenger in a 2003 Nissan driven by 23-year-old Jennifer Lamb, from Lafayette, who also received injuries.
The incident report states that it appears Lamb’s vehicle was traveling west on Highway 52 when it was struck by an eastbound 2001 Dodge truck that was driven by 31-year-old Richard Tuttle, of Westmoreland.
Tuttle and his passenger, Richard Allen Carter, also of Westmoreland, also received injuries.
The crash was investigated by THP Trooper Gerald Carter.
According to the crash report, Tuttle’s vehicle crossed the yellow line and Lamb’s swerved to avoid the collision, but Tuttle’s vehicle swerved back into the path of her vehicle.
Both vehicles collided off of one another and came to rest on Highway 52 West.
The report states that Tuttle and Carter were not wearing seat belts, but Lamb and Alexander were wearing safety restraints.
Two people were airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Tuttle was cited.
Charges are pending, and the crash remains under investigation.