16-year-old killed in Marshall Co. crash - WSMV Channel 4

16-year-old killed in Marshall Co. crash

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A 16-year-old driver lost his life in a crash Wednesday morning in Marshall County.

It looks like he was on his way to school when, for some reason, he crossed the center line and hit an oncoming truck hauling a trailer.

Also in the teen's Mazda B4000 pickup truck was his younger brother, who was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

A witness said the scene of the crash, along Highway 64 near Hunter Lane, can be a rough stretch of road, and around 7:30 a.m. it happened again when the crash claimed the young man's life.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 16-year-old Trey White's truck crossed the double line and hit the back left corner of another vehicle.

"It sounded like an explosion," said witness Sherry Wentzel.

Wentzel runs a sign and body shop with her husband at their home down the street. When she heard the crash, she said she ran barefoot to see if she could help.

"I called 911 and told them it looked like we heard an explosion. It looked like smoke was up there. And the traffic was picking up, and we could see that a vehicle was in the road," she said. "When we got up there, there was a body laying beside the truck and we knew that he was passed away, and they were consoling a lady that was up there."

Trey attended 10th grade at Shelbyville Central High School. His 11-year-old brother, Liam White, was also in the vehicle. He attends Liberty School as a 6th grader. Both schools offered counseling services to students if they wanted to talk.

The family moved to Middle Tennessee around Thanksgiving from East Tennessee. Liam White was treated and released at Vanderbilt and will recover at home.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 44-year-old Lewisburg man, did not suffer injuries.

THP said everyone involved wore a seat belt, and investigators said speed was not a factor in the crash.

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