Pedestrian Dies in Traffic Accident

September 9, 2011
by: 
Dwayne Page
2005 Ford Mustang Involved in Fatal Accident

A 33 year old pedestrian lost her life after being accidentally struck by a motorist Friday night on Highway 70 near DeKalb Market.

Dead is Christina Adams of Hodges Road, Smithville

Central dispatch received the call at 8:07 p.m.

According to Trooper Dewaine Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol a 17 year old female was traveling west on Highway 70 in a 2005 Ford Mustang and accidentally hit Adams, who was standing in the lanes of traffic on the highway.

Adams died at the scene. The driver of the car was not believed to have been seriously hurt but was taken to DeKalb Community Hospital where she was examined, treated, and released.

Trooper Jennings told WJLE that Adams, who had been at Maggie's Landing, apparently walked to DeKalb Market and was returning to Maggie's Landing when the accident occurred.

Trooper Jennings was assisted at the scene by THP Sergeant Billy Prater and Trooper Donnie Clark. Others on the scene were members of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, the Main Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department, DeKalb EMS, and Deputy Coroner Terry Martin.

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