Additional information has been released in a collision that killed a Benton County teenager and injured three others Monday afternoon near Paris.
According to the report issued by Sgt. Jena Eubanks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 15-year old Camden resident 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, 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 15-year-old, two other passengers in the Camry — Daniel Googins, 20, of Camden and a 17-year-old Huntingdon resident —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 at the time of the crash.
Names and genders of the teenagers were not listed in the report. 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.”