A tragic single-vehicle accident claimed the life of an 18-year-old visiting in Wayne County on Friday, July 30th.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Justin McKee, age 18, was killed when the 2010 Jeep he was riding in crashed on Beckham Hollow Road on Friday. The report stated that the driver of the vehicle, Kyler Kirkwood, age 20, was driving northbound on Beckham Hollow Road when he ran off the left side of the roadway and overcorrected, then ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.
McKee was reportedly partially ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. He died from the injuries he sustained in the accident. Kirkwood was transported to Wayne Medical Center for treatment of less serious injuries.
The THP report stated that neither occupant of the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to have been a factor in the accident.