July 23, 2020
By: Dwayne Page
A local man lost his life in a two vehicle crash Tuesday on Highway 70 east.
Dead is 32 year old Brandon Hutchings.
According to Trooper Jonathan Burke of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Hutchings was traveling west on Highway 70 in a 2008 Chevy HHR when he crossed into the path of an eastbound 2004 Ford Ranger driven by 28 year old Lauren Pavone of Smithville. The crash forced the Ford Ranger to roll over on its side and the Chevy HHR came to rest off the highway.
Hutchings was transported by DeKalb EMS to a helicopter landing zone at the Midway Fire Station and was airlifted from there to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville where he died.
Pavone was taken by EMS to Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital.