Published: February 24, 2021


A LATE AFTERNOON TRAFFIC CRASH TUESDAY HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A LAWRENCEBURG WOMAN. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WERE DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE ON HIGHWAY 64 AT PULASKI HIGHWAY IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AROUND 5 PM. INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE A 2006 DODGE RAM 1500 DRIVEN BY TIMOTHY GARRETT OF WAYNESBORO WAS TRAVELING WEST WHEN A 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER FAILED TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY AND ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN  ONTO HIGHWAY 64.  THE DRIVER’S SIDE DOOR OF THE BLAZER WAS IMPACTED AND THE VEHICLE ROTATED COUNTERCLOCKWISE COMING TO A REST IN THE MEDIAN. THE DRIVER OF THE BLAZER, SYLVIA GAINES, WAS INJURED AND THE PASSENGER, KATHY PAULETTE HUFF, DIED FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED. THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL IS IN CHARGE OF THE INVESTIGATION.