Two people were killed in car accidents over the weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed.

Officers were dispatched to an accident near Hwy. 14 and 59 just after 5 a.m. Saturday where a Chevy truck traveling eastbound on Hwy. 59 crossed the center of the roadway and hit a Chevy Malibu head on. The driver of the truck, 46-year-old Stevey Flippin, was killed in the wreck. The driver of the other car, 26-year-old Camia Gaines, was injured.

At 12:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on Holly Grove Road near Quail Creek after 59-year-old Jimmy Brewer went off the side of the road and hit a tree. No other vehicles were involved.

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