Wreck Kills One in Madison Co.

7 Eyewitness News Staff

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. - A Milan woman is dead after crashing her car into a tree early Wednesday morning.

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol told 7 Eyewitness News that Karen Jo Howard was driving south on Christmasville Road, just outside of Medina around 1 a.m., when she ran off the roadway, and struck a tree.

Troopers said she was the only person in the vehicle, and was wearing her seatbelt.

They said they do not know if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, pending the results of a drug and alcohol test.

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