Authorities Investigating Deadly Crash in McNairy Co.

7 Eyewitness News Staff

MCNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. - Authorities are investigating a deadly crash in McNairy County, Wednesday morning.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash on Highway 45 south of the Selmer Walmart around 7:40 a.m.

Investigators said a Geo Tracker driven by Tanner Anderson and a logging truck were traveling north on Highway 45. The Tracker was reportedly driving erratically and sideswiped the truck which was carrying logs.

After that, the Tracker then apparently went into the southbound lanes where it was struck by an on-coming 18-wheeler. After that impact, the Tracker burst into flames and that 18-wheeler ran off the road and crashed into a house.

Authorities said Anderson was killed in the crash.

Lisa Miller, the woman that lives in the destroyed house, was not home during the accident and said she is saddened most by the young man who lost his life.

"The little boy that got killed in the accident, I know him and his family and I feel so bad for them because they have been through a lot. They've had a lot of tragedy," said Miller.

Miller said she will be staying with family members.


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