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Single-Vehicle Crash on Dickerson Pike Claims White House, Tennessee Man



The White House, Tennessee man killed Thursday at 11:15 p.m. in a single-vehicle crash on Dickerson Pike at I-24 is identified as Gary O. Bates, 65.

Bates was driving his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck south on Dickerson Pike when he entered a curve, left the roadway, and struck the I-24 overpass support columns. Bates was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Roadway evidence indicates that Bates may have been unconscious prior to the crash. Several bottles of prescription medication were recovered at the scene. Bates was not wearing his seatbelt.

The Medical Examiner will be performing an autopsy to determine whether Bates’ death was caused by the crash or a medical issue. Toxicology testing will also be conducted.