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Vehicle accident on Hwy 287 results in death of 18 year old

ANDERSON CO., May 7, 2013--An accident on State Hwy 287, which occurred early Saturday morning, has resulted in the death of 18 year-old Jasmine Elizabeth Thomas.

According to a trooper from the Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 4, on State Hwy 287, about 2.5 miles south of Palestine.

Police say Thomas was driving a 2012 Ford Mustang when she crossed over the center stripe and struck, head-on, a 2005 Volvo truck which was pulling a semi trailer.

Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gary Thomas. The driver of the Volvo was treated for minor injuries and released.

This accident is under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.


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