LORETTO, Tennessee – Two Tennessee teens were fatally injured following a Wednesday evening car crash in Lawrence County.

The accident took place around 6 p.m. along Old Florence Pulaski Road. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Rianna L. Watson, 17, of Leoma, TN, was heading west in a GMC Envoy when her vehicle crossed the center line and crashed into a box truck that was heading east.

Watson was killed in the car accident while her passenger, Tanna J. Pesnell, 17, of Loretto, TN, was transported via helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical, where she died on Thursday. The driver of the box truck was not injured.

Although the high school the girls attended was closed on fall break the week of the accident, it opened at 10 a.m. Thursday to offer counseling for students and teachers.

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