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Two 17-Year-Olds Killed In Lawrence County Crash

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. – Two 17-year-old girls were killed in a crash in Lawrence County on Wednesday night.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Rianna L. Watson was driving a SUV on  Old Florence Pulaski Highway around 6 p.m. Wednesday when she crossed the center line, and hit a box truck head-on.

Watson died on the scene. Her passenger, 17-year-old Tanna Pesnell, was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where she later passed away.

According to Facebook, Pesnell had recently been awarded Homecoming Queen at her high school.

The driver of the box truck, which was carrying 50 pounds of dog food, was not injured.

Officials continue to investigate what caused Watson to cross the center line, but said they believed speed was a factor. All involved were wearing their seatbelts.

No charges were filed.

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