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Crash Leaves One Dead, House Destroyed

By Caitlyn Jones
By cjones@wbbjtv.com

A fiery crash in McNairy County Wednesday morning involving three vehicles took the life of a young man and caused a semi truck to crash though a house.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officials say a Geo Tracker SUV and a Flatbed Semi-truck were driving northbound on Highway 45 in Selmer, when the Tracker side swiped the Semi and spun out of control into oncoming traffic. Another 18-wheeler hauling a tractor hit the Geo Tracker which burst into flames, killing the driver. The 18-wheeler then ran off the road through a house.

Lisa Miller, the woman that lives in the destroyed house was not home during the accident, and 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 her children for now.