WJHL.com - 2 people die in single car accident in Hawkins County

Charges pending in crash that killed 2 Volunteer High School students

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HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - Police say seatbelts would have made a difference in a Hawkins County crash that took the lives of two teens.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol the driver was a 17-year-old boy from Surgoinsville. He was injured in the accident.

The passengers, Lacota Allison, 18, of Church Hill and William Nauert, 18, of Surgoinsville were killed.

THP officers said the car was traveling east bound on Kingsport Highway and hit a mailbox, then hit two culverts, went airborne, where it finally hit a utility pole.

Allison was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the car, while Nauert was trapped.

According to the report charges are pending and officers are talking with the local district attorney...

News Channel 11 did confirm that the teens went to Volunteer High School. The school released the following statement:

"The Volunteer community is heartbroken. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the students who passed away and our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the recovery of the injured."

THP said another report will be released.

Since December, Volunteer High School has lost three students.

We will continue to update you as we get more information about the crash



Two people have died in a single car accident in Hawkins County.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers tell News Channel 11 that the accident happened just before midnight on Kingsport Highway in Surgoinsville.

Officers did confirm that two people died, but could not tell us if anyone else was in the car.

No other details are available at this time.

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