ONE DEAD, TWO INJURED IN HEAD ON VEHICLE CRASH IN WHITE COUNTY

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal vehicle accident in White County.

Law enforcement and medics responded yesterday to the scene on Roberts Matthews Highway in Sparta.

Troopers say a Chevy Silverado operated by 19-year-old Michael Gooden was traveling northbound when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming Toyota Tacoma driven by 64-year-old Bruce Richerson head-on.

Richerson passed away from injuries sustained in the impact.

Gooden, and a passenger in the truck, were both injured in the crash.

The highway patrol says charges are pending.