The Tennessee Highway Patrol is reporting a father and daughter were killed in a car accident near Mason Wednesday night.

According to the accident report, Anthony and Emily Prater of Mason were traveling eastbound around the 900 block Beaver Creek Road when the 2016 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Anthony Prater left the right side of the roadway. Prater overcorrected, turning counter-clockwise, and crossed into the other lane into the path of Daniel Fletcher’s 2018 Dodge Ram.

The Ram hit the Cobalt in the front passenger door area and the impact caused the truck to roll over onto its roof.


All three passengers were wearing their seatbelts. Fletcher had minor injuries.

The accident took place at 4:19 pm.

Emily was a senior at Brighton High School who had just been accepted to the University of Memphis last month.

They are survived by Tonya Prater, Anthony’s wife and Emily’s mother.

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