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Church Hill teen killed in Sunday night crash

Rain Smith • Feb 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

A 17-year-old Church Hill resident has been killed in a fiery Sunday night car crash.

An accident report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol says the single-vehicle wreck occurred shortly after 10 p.m. near 909 North Central Avenue, Church Hill, Tenn. Jackson W. Lawson, of Cold Comfort Road, was a passenger in a northbound 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

According to the report, the Eclipse left the roadway and struck a tree. Trooper Nathan Hall reports Lawson and the driver, also 17, were able to crawl from the vehicle, which was fully engulfed in fire when he arrived to the scene. Jackson was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center and pronounced dead.

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