3 Killed In Maury County Crash During Storms

Posted at 3:00 PM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-26 16:00:14-05

Three teens were killed during a crash on Carters Creek Pike in Maury County during Wednesday night's severe weather.

Officials with the Columbia Police Department said they were called to the single-vehicle crash in Columbia at 3:12 p.m. Thursday.

They found the car submerged in the creek with three people dead inside. It was unclear when the crash happened or what caused the vehicle to leave the roadway.

According to school officials, the three people inside the car were 16-year-old girl Anisah Bourriague, 17-year-old Adrian Williams and 17-year-old Nickell Whitson. Anisah and Nickell were Centennial High School students and Adrian was a former student, who had just graduated.

First responders pulled the vehicle from the creek and the people from the vehicle.

Officers said the cause of the crash was unknown and it was unclear exactly when the crash happened or how long they car had been submerged.

The principal of Centennial High School in Franklin posted a message to Twitter about the loss of the three teens.

She released a statement explaining how involved each student was in school sports and programs.

"Adrian is a former CHS senior who graduated this semester from another district. Nickell was a junior who had played on the CHS football team, while Anisah was a sophomore member of the CHS basketball cheer squad and JV competition cheer," said Principal Webb.

Principal Webb went on to express her heartache that so many shared over the news of their deaths.

"Our community is obviously devastated at the loss of these young lives. Centennial is a special place where students are very close. All three students were active members of our Centennial family while at CHS and were well known by their peers. Their families are our families!"

Their deaths raise the death toll to six people killed in the Christmas storms that came through Wednesday night.

Three separate gofundme accounts have been created for each student.  The goal is to raise $10,000 for each family.