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12-Year-Old Killed In Crash; Driver Allegedly Under The Influence

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Feb 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-10 17:53:57-05

A 12-year-old died after an off-road vehicle crash in Lawrence County.

According to the sheriff’s office, the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday at Wheelin' In The Country in the 100 block of Anderson Creek Road in Summertown. 

The girl was trapped under an off-road vehicle when emergency crews arrived. 

She was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she died Saturday morning. 

A 14-year-old girl was also hurt in the crash, but was treated and released from the hospital. 

The driver of the off-road vehicle, identified as Thomas Ruggeri, of Fayetteville, has now been facing several charges. 

Officials said he was allegedly under the influence of a substance at the time of the crash.