NEW DETAILS: Chuckey-Doak athlete killed in car crash

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A student-athlete at Chuckey-Doak High School was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning. 

The high school identified 16-year-old Jaymen Price as the student killed. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it happened after 5 a.m. Saturday on Snapps Ferry Road at the intersection with Gibson Loop. 

According to THP, Price was a passenger in a Jeep driven by 19-year-old Cameron Hamm. Troopers say the Jeep went off the left side of the road, traveled through a field, and hit an embankment, sending the vehicle airborne. It landed in a cow pasture and rolled over. 

THP says Price was thrown from the Jeep before it landed on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Hamm had to be cut out of the vehicle. He was flown to a hospital. 

The highway patrol says charges are pending. 

Chuckey-Doak High School will open its football field to grieving students and others Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The school says counselors, youth pastors, and school staff will be on hand.

The football team’s field house will be open for football players only from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, according to a tweet from the team’s Twitter account. 

According to a 2015 football roster, Hamm was on the Chuckey-Doak football team as a junior in 2015. 

This is a developing story. Look for updates on wjhl.com. 

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