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Brushun Tarver, Joseph Collins Killed in Car Accident in Haywood County, TennesseeH

HAYWOOD COUNTY, TN — Brushun Tarver and Joseph Collins died after a serious three-vehicle car accident that happened in Haywood County, Tennessee on Sunday, December 7th, 2014. The article released by WBBJ-TV said that the accident happened around 4:00 Sunday morning.

29-year-old Brushun Tarver and 31-year-old Joseph Collins were killed when the car they were in became involved in a chain-reaction accident while driving on Highway 79. Highway patrol accident investigators believe that a southbound Ford Ranger crossed the center line of traffic before it grazed one car, then struck a Crown Victoria head-on.

Tarver and Collins were the driver and passenger of the Ford Ranger. Police said that alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officials are investigating the accident.

Scene of the Accident


The news mentions a few facts that really need to be explored because this is somewhat rare in my handling of these kinds of accidents. While Tennessee tends to be significantly behind the curve when it comes to liquor liability or dram shop laws, when it comes to under-age drinkers, they’ve got some good standards. Reports said that the suspected drunk driver was only 17-years-old at the time of the accident. Depending on the circumstances, the establishment where the under-age person became intoxicated could

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