Multi-vehicle accident kills 2 siblings in Gallatin

Multi-vehicle accident kills 2 siblings in Gallatin (Image 1)

Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Gallatin on Saturday.

According to police, four vehicles were involved in a crash on Hartsville Pike near Kemp Road around 4:30 p.m.

Police said Suzette Craig of Gallatin was driving a white Ford Escape going eastbound on Hartsville Pike.

Craig stopped to wait for a vehicle to turn left into a driveway on Hartsville Pike.

A white Chevy pickup, driven by Timmy Burkhart of Castalian Springs, was behind the white Ford Escape.

Burkhart recognized a white Ford F-250 approaching from his rear and feared being struck. He moved to the right side of the road to avoid collision.

A Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by Jack Overholser, swerved to avoid contact with the Ford Escape. The truck went into oncoming traffic and hit a Chevy Avalanche head on.

Overholser was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The driver of the Chevy Avalanche, Kyle Shrum, and passenger Amy Shrum, both of Castalian Springs, died in the crash.

Kyle's 8-month-old son and Amy's 8-year-old son were also in the vehicle at the time of the crash, along with Kyle's fiancé, Naomi Clark.

Clark and the two children were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The three were released Sunday.

The older boy in the back seat had just turned eight last Monday, a few days before he lost his mom and uncle.

Trish Bess, the aunt of the two siblings killed in that crash, told Nashville's News 2 that the family is still reeling from the loss.

“Beyond total devastation is the way to describe it,” Bess said. “We are still just in total shock.”

Neither of the victims had life insurance.

A memorial fund has been set up at First Tennessee Bank to help the family with funeral expenses. It's called the Amy and Kyle Shrum fund, and donations can be made to any First Tennessee Bank branch.

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