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Local woman killed in Tullahoma accident

Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

A local woman died of injuries she sustained in a head-on collision the night of Wednesday, Nov. 22, on Wilson Avenue in Tullahoma.

Lori Grace Warren, 36, of Shields Hollow, near the Moore-Lincoln County line, was transported by helicopter to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga where she later passed away.

A report filed by Tullahoma Police Sgt. Cody Brandon indicated officers had been notified that a 2017 Nissan Rogue was headed into Tullahoma from Moore County. The vehicle was traveling recklessly and erratically, according to the notification by Moore County dispatchers. Officers were also advised that the Nissan was striking objects along the way. A witness reportedly told the officer that the Nissan was traveling at a high rate of speed in the west bound lane.

On Wilson Avenue, the Nissan, operated by Warren, collided head on with a 2017 Toyota Highlander operated by Janice Y. Harder, 66, of Lynchburg. Warren was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the officer’s report, while Harder was.

When Officer Brandon arrived, he found Warren trapped in her vehicle and Harder was outside of her vehicle. While Warren was transported to Erlanger, Harder was transported to Tennova-Harton where she was treated and released.

Warren was on her way to work as a licensed practical nurse at NRC in Tullahoma when the accident occurred. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 27, at Hillcrest Funeral Home in Shelbyville, with the Rev. Jackie Riddle officiating. She was the daughter of Eddie and Jo Anne Shields Warren, who survive.