Additional information has been released in a collision that killed a Benton County teenager and injured three other people Monday afternoon near Paris.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed Ariana Hargis, 15, of Camden, was killed in the wreck. According to a distant family member, she was a student at Camden Central High School.
According to the report issued by THP Sgt. Jena Eubanks, Hargis was a passenger in a gold and black 2011 Toyota Camry involved in the two-car collision at 5:07 p.m. on Highway 69A near the eastern edge of the Paris city limits.
The car, driven by a 17-year-old Camden resident who was unnamed in the THP report, collided with a red 2011 Dodge pickup driven by Duane Cameron, 55, of Puryear.
The THP report stated both vehicles were traveling on Highway 69A when a collision occurred, resulting in the death of the 15-year-old.
In addition to the driver and Hargis, two other passengers in the Camry — Daniel Googins, 20, of Camden and a 17-year-old Huntingdon resident who was also unnamed — were also injured.
None of the Camry’s four occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
Cameron, who was not injured in the crash, was wearing a seat belt.
Charges against the Camry’s driver are pending.
In a statement accompanying the report, Eubanks encouraged drivers “to buckle up, slow down, don’t drive distracted and drive sober.”