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Rutherford County District Attorney Takes Fatal Murfreesboro Accident Case

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More than a thousand signatures fill petitions and the Rutherford County District Attorney General has committed to take a case to the grand jury to hold responsible the driver who reportedly caused a June 13th fatal wreck in Murfreesboro.

Sue Morris is on a mission since that wreck killed her daughter, her daughter's boyfriend and injured several of their friends traveling to Bonnaroo from Indiana.

Traffic was backed up for miles near exit 81 after the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported a semi-truck with H&O transport failed to stop in congested traffic just after midnight.  

The tractor trailer hit eight vehicles including another semi and Deja Morris' car with her boyfriend Brandon Wilson inside.

Their car caught fire, killing them on the scene.

Morris believes the truck driver responsible should be charged with two counts of negligent homicide.

According to the THP, he was only cited for failure to exercise due care and already had a previous misdemeanor citation on driving history in Alabama.
Morris says on this flat stretch of Rutherford County highway, there were warnings, overhead digital signs, and thousands of brake lights ahead of him as he drove about 70-miles per hour.

"People must be held accountable for their actions.  I don't think that it's okay to ignore all the signs and all the warning signals and slam a semi into parked vehicles."Morris says in their meeting today, the District Attorney General has agreed to take the case to the grand jury.   

The grand jury will then decide if criminal charges should be filed.

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