JOELTON, Tenn. - A Nashville Christian School football player has been killed in a car crash.
The coach of the school’s football team confirmed 17-year-old Mickey G. Martin died in the wreck Thursday.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 2:06 p.m. Thursday on Forest Crossing at the intersection of Bradford Place.
Authorities said Martin was driving and went off the roadway slightly while going around a curve. That's when the vehicle went back across both lanes, left the road, and hit a tree, according to officials.
Two other football players, identified as 16-year-old Brant M. Lawless Sherrill, Jr. and 17-year-old Cdmareio D. McGraw, were riding with Martin at the time of the crash.
The two passengers were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where they were treated and released.
Martin was taken to TriStar in Ashland City.
Authorities confirmed all three were wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck.
Sources said the students had been at football practice Thursday morning before going to lunch, and they were headed to Martin’s home in Joelton.
Those close to Martin held a vigil at the school Thursday night. The coach said counselors were on hand and would be at the school Friday to help students.
Martin was an upcoming junior and played wide receiver and defensive back on the football team. His coach said he was very popular and added this was a great loss.