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Ptl. Kenneth Keen and Lt. Larry Qualls with the Crossville Police Department investigate the scene of a single-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of Jake Finley, 18, of Crossville.

Two Cumberland County residents were killed in separate traffic accidents during the July 4 holiday weekend.

A crash early Sunday morning resulted in the death of a Crossville teen, the Crossville Police Department reported.

Jake Finley, 18, was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada south on New Lantana Rd. in the area of Dunbar Rd. at approximately 12:30 a.m.

Investigative reports indicate the vehicle crossed over through both northbound lanes of travel and onto the sidewalk, striking the concrete base and steel posts of the overhead light support. 

Finley was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. 

First responders immediately began life-saving efforts, and Finley was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center by LifeStar air emergency medical services. He later succumbed to his injuries.

According to a press release from the Crossville Police Department, the crash investigation is continuing at this time.

Crossville Police officers were assisted in the investigation by the Safety Through Advanced Response Techniques crash investigation team, Crossville Fire Department, Cumberland County EMS, LifeStar and Cumberland County 911.

Crossville Police also responded to a traffic accident July 3 that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Crossville resident Dannie Turner.

According to the press release, Turner was an unrestrained occupant in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee traveling south on N. Main St. just north of Interstate Dr. around 4 a.m.

Witness and investigative reports indicate the vehicle swerved across both lanes of travel just prior to overcorrecting and finally rolling over, ejecting Turner, who was fatally injured as a result of the crash.

A second unrestrained occupant, 44-year-old Kimberly Dunlap, also of Crossville, received serious injuries as a result of the crash. 

First responders immediately began life-saving efforts and Dunlap was transported by ground ambulance to the UT Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition. 

The crash investigation is continuing at this time.

Responding officers with the Crossville Police Department were assisted by the START crash investigation team, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Crossville Fire Department and Cumberland County EMS.

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