LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 19-year-old died after police say he lost control of his Ford Mustang and crashed three days after Christmas.
According to Lawrenceburg police, Caleb Roath was traveling north on Highway 43 on Dec. 28 when his Mustang hydroplaned into oncoming traffic and struck a tractor-trailer.
The truck driver told police he was heading south on Hwy 43 and was unable to avoid Roath’s Mustang, causing his truck to collide into the driver’s side of the car.
Roath was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died Wednesday morning. The truck driver wasn’t injured.
The Lawrenceburg Police Department’s Critical Accident Response Team (C.A.R.T.) was called to investigate the crash.
Investigators determined heavy rain and bad weather caused Roath’s car to hydroplane.
In addition, police said there were no signs of reckless driving or any other violations discovered during the crash investigation.