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Victims identified in deadly Sumner County crash

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GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) -

Officials have identified the two people who died in a serious wreck on Hartsville Pike, according to Sumner County officials.

Kyle and Amy Shrum were killed in the wreck near Kemp Road in Gallatin around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Isaiah Deeter witnessed the crash just outside of Gallatin.

"My first reaction was to tell my sister to pull over and help the people," Deeter said.

Deeter said he noticed one of the trucks on fire and rushed to put it out.

"It was underneath the hood of the car, so my first reaction was to get the fire extinguisher from the neighbor and put it out," Deeter said. 

Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford said three vehicles were involved in the crash, but only a black Avalanche and white Ford truck collided.

Weatherford said the driver of the white Ford, Jack Overholser didn't notice another car waiting to make a turn, so he swerved to avoid it and hit the Avalanche head on.

Weatherford also said the driver, Kyle Shrum and the front seat passenger, Amy Shrum, died while three others in the truck, including Kyle's fiance Naomi Clark and two children, were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Deeter said he tried to help save those in the Avalanche.

"We were trying to get the daughter out, but we couldn't get her out in time," Deeter said.

Weatherford said the driver of the Ford truck was also taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center. He said the third car involved in the crash was never hit.

The sheriff said that area of Hartsville Pike is a straight highway, and there have been crashes in the past.

Deeter said it's not uncommon to see cars driving over the speed limit on that stretch of road.

"Everybody likes to go fast, try to rip around other people and stuff just happens," Deeter said.

Officials expect charges to be filed in the coming days. 

A memorial fund has been set up to help pay for burial expenses for Amy and Kyle Shrum, according to family members. You can donate to the Amy and Kyle Shrum Memorial Fund at any First Tennessee Bank.

Anthony Funeral Home in Hartsville is handling the visitation Thursday afternoon and funeral services on Friday. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the memorial fund.

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