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Man Killed in Friday Night Crash on Whites Creek Pike


April 12, 2014


The driver killed at 8:20 p.m. Friday in a two-vehicle collision in the 7800 block of Whites Creek Pike is identified as Jerelle Gardner, 26, of Dorris Avenue in Springfield, Tennessee.
Gardner was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu north on Whites Creek Pike when, according to a witness, he tried to pass another vehicle over a double yellow line.  Gardner lost control of the car and collided with a southbound 2004 Honda Odyssey van.  Gardner was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.  The driver of the van, Dana Murray, 49, and her passenger Dale Murray, 15, received non-critical injuries.  They were wearing their seatbelts.
There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement at the crash scene.