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Two killed in Robertson County crash

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Two people died in a wreck involving two vehicles Thursday evening in Robertson County.

The crash was reported about 7:30 p.m. along Highway 52 near Orlinda.

Jerry Jackson, 43, was driving eastbound on Highway 52 when troopers said he swerved off the road.

He apparently overcorrected and slammed into a car driven by Frances Kemp.

Both Jackson and Kemp died at the scene.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said Jackson had been drinking and did not have a valid driver's license. They said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

"Most all the family is, to say the least, in shock," said Kemp's brother, Jimmie Harris. "We weren't prepared for this, but if anybody was prepared, she would've been. We know that she's home with the Lord."

Kemp was known as a Sunday school teacher at Williams Chapel Baptist Church who regularly called grieving families with words of comfort.

"She led by example," said Kemp's great nephew, Cody Dean. "Anything she wanted to teach she could teach by pulling something out of her own life, and she was a source of unconditional love."

At her Springfield home, family surrounded Kemp's husband of 35 years, Isaac, and remembered a strong woman the community knew as simply, "Nana".

"Everybody called her Nana," said Dean. "Most people at church call her Nana. It's just something that picked up when I was born, and it just stuck."

"I think anyone who knows her or has even heard her name will tell you she's a good Christian person," said Harris. "We'll miss her, but we also rejoice in knowing she's not in a place of suffering anymore."

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