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Shelbyville woman dies in Chestnut Ridge wreck

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

A 33-year-old Shelbyville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday evening on Chestnut Ridge.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the victim as Nicole M. Benson, 33, of Shelbyville.

According to Trooper Barry Qualls’ report, Benson was traveling southbound on Highway 231 in a 2003 Ford when the accident occurred around 10:16 p.m. Saturday night.

Qualls said Benson attempted to negotiate a right hand turn and went off the left side of the roadway and began to overturn, striking a tree on the top side. The vehicle then came to rest off the roadway on its side.

Benson, who was wearing a seat belt, was killed in the accident, which the trooper reported occurred on the Moore County side of Highway 231.