1 teen killed, another injured in Thompson’s Station crash

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THOMPSON’S STATION, Tenn. (WKRN) – An 18-year-old boy was killed in a crash in Thompson’s Station on Tuesday, and another teenager was injured.

It happened as the driver, identified as Austin Oppelt, was heading west on Critz Road at 2:15 p.m., not far from Clayton Arnold Road.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 18-year-old lost control while coming over a hill, causing his 1994 BMW sedan to cross the double yellow lines.

The car then hit a ditch and several small trees, travelled through a fence, and overturned multiple times.

THP says the car came to rest on its roof in a field.

Oppelt was killed in the crash, while his 18-year-old passenger, Andrew Tidwell, was injured. The extent of his injuries weren’t immediately known.

Further details have not been released at this time.