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Three survive airborne auto crash Wednesday
Local retailer sells $7,000 lottery ticket
Livingston police investigating store burglary

 

 

Three survive airborne auto crash Wednesday

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff

Three persons survived an auto crash last week in which the car became airborne and landed down an embankment.

According to reports, Tracey L. Hunter, 27, of Livingston, was driving the blue 2000 Honda north on Highway 52 around 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 when, near the entrance to Fairview Road, she passed a truck at a high rate of speed and overcorrected, losing control of the vehicle.

The Honda hit a guardrail on the northbound side and flew through the air. The car came down in a wooded area off the side of the road, went on down an embankment until it struck a tree. The vehicle travelled approximately 141 feet after hitting the guardrail, according to the report by Sgt. Randy Boles of Livingston Police Department, who investigated the incident.

Hunter was transported to Livingston Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A passenger in the car, Timothy B. Seber, of Allons, was also tranported by Overton County Ambulance Service for treatment of minor injuries. Another passenger, Shawn J. Holman, of Livingston, was apparently uninjured.

Hunter was charged with violation of the insurance law, DUI, and aggravated assault.

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Local retailer sells $7,000 lottery ticket

A local retailer sold a lottery ticket good for $7,000 last week.

Coffman's Grocery began selling lottery tickets Thursday, Jan. 22. Before the week was out, Brandon Burchett of Baxter had won $7,000 on a Lucky 7s ticket. Burchett went to Coffman's with his grandfather, Jackie Burchett of Hilham.

The ticket must be taken to Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville to be cashed in.

Webb's Gas & Deli also began selling lottery tickets last week. Master's Grocery is expected to be selling the tickets this week.

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Livingston police investigating store burglary

Livingston Police Department is investigating a burglary at Lynn's Shoes.

Livingston Police Officer Tracy Langford discovered the burglary while on patrol in the area. According to reports, the South Church Street business was illegally entered in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 21. Entry was gained by breaking a glass in the front door.

An undetermined amount of cash and property was reported stolen from the business.

Livingston Police are following up on leads in the case. Anyone with information concerning the case is urged to call Livingston Police Department at (931) 823-6496. All calls are strictly confidential, according to Capt. Tim Emerton.

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