NHTSA called to investigate Winchester crash that killed twin boys

(Courtesy: The Herald Chronicle)

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Winchester Police Chief says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been called in to investigate the possibility a mechanical issue caused a fatal Winchester crash.

Lynette and Aaron Hill, along with their 7-year old twin sons, James and John Hill, were involved in a horrific crash on New Year’s Eve.

The family’s van was stopped at Highway 41 when a car driven by Mary Parks, 83, slammed into the back of it at nearly 90 miles per hour.

James Hill died at the scene. Both his twin brother and Parks died over the weekend. Aaron and Lynette Hill remain hospitalized at Vanderbilt, with Aaron in critical condition and Lynette last listed as stable.

Investigators now believe its possible Parks’ car suffered a mechanical issue before the crash occurred.

Chief Dennis Young told News 2 evidence allegedly shows that Parks did attempt to stop her car prior to impact.

Chief Young also said the model of car she was driving, a Kia Optima, has a history of gas pedal sticking, leading to unwanted acceleration.

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