Tullahoma – One Tullahoma teenager is dead and a Lynchburg teen is in Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after a single vehicle crash that happened around 3:20 a.m. Sunday in a field off Highway 130 (Old Tullahoma-Shelbyville Highway).
According to Tullahoma police, a Jeep operated by Nicholas Beasley, 19, struck a tree in the field, resulting in the death at the scene of passenger, Tyrin Rippy, 15, of Tullahoma.
Beasley – who played football for the MCHS Raiders – was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition on Monday
Tyrin Rippy attended Tullahoma High School and previously attended West Middle School, where some of the students held a candlelight vigil for their former classmate.
On Monday, authorities announced that charges are pending against Beasley. A report states that at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday a 1996 Jeep operated by Beasley was being driven in an open field of Highway 130 when the vehicle struck a tree.
The jeep belongs to Tony Manderson, who had reported it missing from a residence on First Avenue earlier that evening.
Rippy was the sole passenger and was pronounced dead on arrival at Harton Regional Medical Center.