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Wilson Central graduate killed in crash

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:59 PM

A Wilson Central graduate was killed Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Putnam County.

Hannah Ashlyn Crews, 18, of Thompson Station, was ejected from her vehicle and killed in the crash that happened at 3:13 p.m. at the 261 mile marker.

Crews graduated from Wilson Central High School last year and studied nursing at Columbia State Community College, according to her Facebook page.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol report said Crews was driving a Toyota Avalon eastbound in the far left lane on I-40 when she went off the left side of the road into the media, hit a guardrail, went airborne, and the vehicle overturned into the westbound lane.

The vehicle continued off the north side of the westbound lanes and down an embankment, coming to a final rest facing south.

The trooper report said Crews was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Despite school out for President’s Day on Monday, news spread quickly of Crews’ death on social media.

Friend Tyler Versluis tweeted, “Never saw Hannah without a smile on her face. She showed us all living by example of how we should love one another.”

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home in Nashville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The family will have a private burial.

The Herald-Citizen in Cookeville contributed to this report. 

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