Teen Dies in Fiery Crash on Blue Springs Road

January 27, 2008
Dwayne Page

A teenage boy lost his life when the pickup truck he was driving left the road, crashed into a tree, and caught fire on the Blue Springs Road Saturday night.

Dead is 16 year old Hunter Loren Davis.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Jeremy Wilhite and Sergeant Ashley Mercer of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

According to their report, the boy was driving a 1970 Chevy pickup truck east on the Blue Springs Road when he failed to maintain the lane of travel, crossed the westbound lane, exited the northside of the roadway and struck a tree.

A passerby reportedly spotted the truck on fire and called 911 at 8:49 p.m. The boy was later found dead inside the vehicle.

Members of the Blue Springs and Keltonburg Stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene and extinguished the blaze. The department's extrication team later arrived and removed the driver's side door of the truck so that the body could be removed after earlier attempts to pry open the door with a crow bar proved unsuccessful.

Davis' death marks the second traffic fatality this month in DeKalb County.

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