Tenn. man charged for driving into crowd, killing 1 at Trace Adkins concert

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Scott County man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly rammed people with his car as he drove through a concert crowd, killing a man from Indiana.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office charged Billy Carson, 42, with criminal homicide and reckless endangerment at the Trail Ends campgrounds during a Trace Adkins concert.

Tony Farrell, 52, of North Vernon, Indiana, was pronounced dead early Sunday morning at Scott County Hospital. Funeral home officials say Farrell owned a trucking company and was also a monster truck driver.

The owner of the campground told WATE Carson was one of the food vendors of the event. She said Carson drove his 4-Runner erratically and headed to a field were 50 people remained after the concert. She said it appeared he was trying to hit people and cars.

Witnesses say Carson was dragging a person through the crowd, and that’s when Farrell jumped in to help. He was run over.

Witnesses say three others, including Farrell’s son, were taken to UT Medical Center.

Carson’s bond is set at $500,000 bond and he must pay the full amount.

Services for Farrell will be held in Indiana and plans are incomplete. He is survived by his wife and children.

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