2 men indicted in deaths of mother, son killed on I-65 in Franklin

Kristi Clark and Carter Oakley
Kristi Clark and Carter Oakley (Courtesy: Facebook)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two men have been indicted in the deaths of a mother and son on Interstate 65 in Franklin.

Mother, son hit by semi on I-65 (Feb. 16, 2015)
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Kristi Clark and her son Carter Oakley were hit and killed by a semi on Feb. 16 while trying to help stranded motorists who crashed their car.

At the time, the roadways were covered in ice following dangerous ice storms across Middle Tennessee. Dash cam video shows the moments the first officer arrived on the scene.

Carter, who was 10 years old, died at the scene. Clark, 34, died later at the Williamson County Medical Center.

Gary Carney and Jack Norwood are now charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and failure to exercise due care resulting in the death of another.

Kristi and her son Carter (Courtesy: Facebook)
Kristi and her son Carter (Courtesy: Facebook)

Authorities told News 2 both men turned themselves after learning of the charges.

Carney, 63, was the driver of the tractor trailer. He has since been released from custody on $25,000 bond.

Norwood, 49, was the driver of the crashed SUV. He’s being held at the Williamson County jail on $25,000.

Clark and her son spent the last hours of their lives playing in the snow and sledding with their family. They were on their way home from the grocery story when the accident happened.

“We had a really good day together. We took videos and pictures. I didn’t know it would be our last family picture,” husband John Clark told News 2 at the time.

The couple has a daughter together, 4-year-old Adelyn. Clark also leaves behind a stepson and stepdaughter, ages 11 and 7.

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