Crash Claims Teen
A Minor Hill teenager was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 11 near the intersection of Racetrack Road yesterday (Monday).
Natalie Bostwick, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Giles EMS paramedics.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Dye, Bostwick’s vehicle collided head-on with the vehicle driven by David Ashley Kimbrough of Prospect. Dye reported that Kimbrough crossed the center line.
Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the head-on collision that claimed the life of a Minor Hill teen. The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. yesterday (Monday) on Minor Hill Highway. Ashley Solomon / Pulaski Citizen
Kimbrough was transported from the scene to Vanderbilt Trauma Center by LifeFlight. As of press time today, he was listed in serious but stable condition.
According to Dye, Kimbrough was unrestrained and Bostwick was restrained.
THP Trooper Kyle Burleson is investigating the wreck as a distracted driving crash.
Dye said there was no evidence of impairment, but the investigation will cover all possible causes of the wreck.
“Highway Patrol did obtain a blood sample from Mr. Kimbrough to rule out the possibility of impairment,” Dye said, adding that the district attorney’s office will be consulted to determine what, if any, charges will be filed.
Giles County Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and extricated Bostwick. The Tennessee Department of Transportation and Giles County Sheriff’s Department also responded.
A GoFundMe account has been set up in Bostwick’s memory with a goal of raising $10,000 to help ease the financial burden on her family. To access the site click here.
The GoFundMe page states that Bostwick was on her way to work at the time of the wreck.