Child, grandfather killed in Lebanon wreck - WSMV Channel 4

Child, grandfather killed in Lebanon wreck

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Alton B. Barrett and James A. Barrett Alton B. Barrett and James A. Barrett
Barbara Ann Mayfield Barbara Ann Mayfield
LEBANON, TN (WSMV) -

A Lebanon family is mourning the loss of two loved ones after a car crash Friday claimed the lives of a child and his grandfather.

Alton B. Barrett, 4, of Lebanon and his 69-year-old grandfather, James A. Barrett, were pronounced dead on the scene.

Another man in their car was seriously hurt and had to airlift him to Vanderbilt Hospital in critical condition.

"This was a baby, four-years-old, in kindergarten," said the 4-year-old's aunt, Pinky Murphy.

Police say the female driver responsible for the wreck, which occurred near East High Street and Cedar Street around noon, may have been drunk.  After crashing into several cars then colliding into a nearby building, she was taken into custody and to the hospital.

Lebanon police determined the at fault driver of the crash to be Barbara Ann Mayfield, 44, of Lebanon.  Mayfield has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, one of count driving under the influence second offense and driving on a revoked driver's license.  Mayfield is currently being held in the Wilson County Jail.

Murphy wants the driver responsible for taking the life of an innocent boy to be punished.

The boy's mother tells Channel 4 her son never even got to live his life, and he will always be in her heart. She and her family hope this tragedy reminds everyone of the dangers of drunk driving.

Police said at the time of the crash, Mayfield was driving on a revoked driver's license due to a driving under the influence conviction that occurred on April 19, 2011 in Wilson County.  After the April 19, 2011 DUI conviction Mayfield was arrested on June 11, 2011 on suspicion of driving under influence, driving on a revoked driver's license, resisting arrest and implied consent. 

Mayfield was later arrested on June 21, 2011 for violating her probation.  She was out on bond on these charges at the time of Friday's crash. 

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