Former TC residents in fatal crash

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By Dave Taylor

Two former Trimble County residents were fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident in Henderson County, Tennessee Saturday.

An accident report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Jackson Division, said Linda L. Tingle Webster, 60, of Louisville, and her sister, Thelma Jo Tingle Gray, 63, of Vevay, Ind., sustained fatal injuries in an accident that occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday near the 117 mile marker on Interstate 40 in western Tenn.

The two women were passengers in a 2008 Dodge driven by Webster’s husband, Earl Webster, 66. The vehicle was westbound on I-40 when for unknown reasons it went off the right side of the roadway. The driver apparently overcorrected, and the vehicle careened back across the left side of I-40 striking a guardrail and a tree. Earl Webster was hospitalized for injuries. He was wearing a seat belt. The two women were not wearing seat belts, police said.

The Tingle sisters were former residents of Trimble County. Both had attended Trimble County High School. Thelma Tingle Gray was a 1970 TCHS graduate.

An article written by Linda Webster on the day before her death is published on Page 3 of today’s issue. Obituary information appears on Page 5.