Woman killed in alcohol related crash in Lebanon

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A 48-year-old woman was killed in an alcohol related crash late Tuesday night in Wilson County.

According to authorities, Melissa Dickens was driving at a high rate of speed on Franklin Road in Lebanon just before Midnight when she swerved off the road before striking a fence and overturning.

Dickens died at the scene.

Authorities said alcohol played a role in the crash. Dickens was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.

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