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Two teens killed in Cookeville crash

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Posted at 8:07 AM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 09:16:30-05

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two teenagers died Friday night in a crash on Pippin Rd. in Cookeville.

The crash killed Layton Proffitt, 16, and Leigh Anne Eldridge, 17.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, Proffitt was driving westbound when his 2002 Dodge DSX went off the road around 8:30 p.m. It flipped and struck a tree causing the front end of the pickup truck to cave in. Police said the driver and passenger were killed on impact.

THP reported both teens were wearing seatbelts.

A GoFundMe is set up here for Proffitt.

Funeral arrangements can be found here for Eldridge.