Teen couple killed in jeep after row in Tennessee
A teenage couple died after their Jeep was hit with a T-bone by a semi truck at an intersection in Tennessee Thursday night, police said.
Former high school football star Austin Moffitt, 18, was driving the SUV and rolled through a stop sign on Tennessee State Route 28 and John Burch Road near Dunlap before the fatal wreckage, according to a police report from the Charlotte Observer.
A 2019 Freightliner ran straight into the driver’s side of Moffitt’s car, killing him and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Alexis McCann, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.
The truck driver was not injured. He and the teenage couple were all buckled up.
Both Moffitt and McCann graduated from Sequatchie County High School in May.
“So heartbroken to hear the news of the loss of a former player and my students,” one former teacher wrote on Facebook. “Austin Moffitt was such a great young man and player.
“Alexis was such a sweet girl and a great student. She worked extremely hard. This is a great loss for the community. Both will be missed by many. Pray for these families.”
“Austin was a wonderful young man and an outstanding football player. He will always be remembered in our hearts. Alexis was his number one fan,” the Sequatchie County Football Quarterback Club, of which Moffitt is a member, wrote on Facebook.
The football team is accepting donations to help Moffitt’s family cover funeral expenses and will be hosting a BBQ in his honor on October 7th.
“They were both young and had so much more life to live!!” wrote a friend of Moffitt’s family on Facebook. “We’re going to miss you mate!!!”