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22-year-old indicted for vehicular homicide

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McMINNVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Officials say alcohol and drugs have been listed as contributing factors in the indictment of a local man on vehicular homicide charges for the death of 17-year-old Warren County High School senior Caitlyn Talley.

According to the Southern Standard, the alleged drunk driver, Cory Forrest Tate, 22, was indicted by the Warren County grand jury on two counts of vehicular homicide, and single counts of DUI and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. According to prosecuting state trooper Rodney Whiles, Tate is charged twice for Talley's death. The first count is vehicular homicide by intoxication with the lawman saying there was evidence of both drugs and alcohol in Tate's system. The second count, vehicular homicide by recklessness, claims Tate was driving in an unsafe manner when he failed to negotiate a curve on Spencer Highway (Highway 30) causing his Chevy Z71 pickup to crash and overturn.

The charge of reckless endangerment, which is also a felony, is for injuries sustained by his younger brother, Dakota J. Tate, 20, who was injured in the wreck.

The defendant has remained under medical treatment for injuries he also sustained in the crash. He was airlifted from the scene.

The top charge of vehicular homicide by intoxication carries eight to 12 years in prison.

The fatal wreck happened in October when Tate lost control of his pickup near the Shellsford Road intersection. The truck hit several trees before flipping.

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