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Man Killed In Fiery Crash In White House

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WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. - Police said a man died in a fiery wreck after crashing into a building and hitting a gas main in White House.

The wreck happened on Highway 31 around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to officials, a driver lost control and crashed into the Stone Cottage Antique Shop. When the driver crashed into the building he hit a gas main which ignited a fire.

The driver was killed in the crash. His name has not been released. 

It took firefighters several hours to get the under control because the gas company had some trouble turning the gas off. 

"The only thing we could do is try to maintain the gas leak as best we could 'till Piedmont could cut it off. With some difficulty they couldn't cut it off. they had to dig it up in the yard upfront and that kind of slowed down the efforts to fight the fire," said Joe Palmer with the City of White House Fire Department.

No employees were in the store at the time of the crash. The building was destroyed.

Officials were investigating the cause of the crash. Highway 31 was closed north of College Street was closed until around 11 p.m. while the scene was cleared. 

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