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16-Year-Old Girl Killed In Giles County Crash

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GILES COUNTY, Tenn. – A 16-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Giles County on Wednesday night.

A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Makenzie Myers, of Pulaski, was driving a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire when she pulled out of Big Dry Creek Road into the path of a 2000 Nissan Frontier driving west along U.S. Highway 64 around 5 p.m.

Myers was killed. The driver of the Frontier, 19-year-old Briley Glass, and a passenger, 20-year-old Jody Shadix, both of Loretto, were not hurt. 

All three were wearing their seatbelts, and investigators do not believe speed was a factor.

Myers was a student and soccer player at Richland School in Giles County, where extra counselors were on hand Thursday to help teachers and students through the grieving process.

Her friends remained in shock Thursday afternoon.

"I didn't think it was real," said Reagan Parsons. "I drove to her house and knocked and I was praying it wasn't her."

Myers' coach Shannon Baxter said they will continue to remember the teen on the soccer field.

"I guess I will tell my team to live through the example Makenzie set for everyone, to honor her memory and live that way," said Baxter.

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