Authorities have released the names of victims involved in the fatal two-car accident on Highway 53 in Manchester Saturday.
Killed were Larry D. Davis, 61, of Bradyville, Tenn. and Mallory M. Roberts, 57, of Manchester, Tenn. Both men were in separate vehicles and were pounced dead at the scene.
Tennessee Highway Patrolman Gavin Sullivan reported that the wreck occurred at 2:51 p.m. CDT just north of the Manchester city limits.
The wreck happened when a 1999 Ford Escape driven by Dustin K. Kindred traveling north on the five-lane highway struck in the rear a Ford Aerostar driven by Barbara L. Davis, 59, of Bradyville.
Davis’ van spun around and crossed the center line, colliding with a 1989 Nissan Sentra driven by Mallory. Mallory’s car rolled over, according to the report, and the van came to rest on the passenger side.
Both Mallory and Larry Davis were killed instantly. Davis was wearing a seatbelt. The report states that Mallory was not when his car slammed head-on into the mini-van.
Kindred and Barbara Davis were taken to nearby hospitals.
No charges were filed. Drugs and alcohol were not believed to have been involved.