Kenton Woman and Child Killed in Obion County Accident

 Kenton Woman and Child Killed in Obion County Accident

The bodies of a woman and small child were discovered in Obion County on Monday, after their vehicle ran off of a bridge on Old Turnpike Road.

Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary reports said the bodies of 40 year old Tamara Powers and a two-year old child, both of Kenton, were discovered just after 3:30.

Highway Patrol reports said Ms. Powers was operating a 2008 Dodge Avenger southbound on Old Turnpike Toad.

The vehicle then exited the east roadway edge, went off the bridge and struck the bridge abutment with its roof.

Reports said the vehicle then came to a final rest in the water on its wheels.

The report said the child was secured in a child restraint device, while Ms. Powers was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

 

Charles Choate