Gleason woman killed in Thursday wreck

Gleason woman killed in Thursday wreck

A Thursday morning car accident has claimed the life of a Weakley County mother of four. Law enforcement responded to the single-vehicle wreck, which occurred outside of Gleason around 7:20 that morning.

According to a fatality report, 38-year-old Charlotte Puckett of Cotton Creek Road in Gleason was traveling north on Hwy. 190 with her three children when her 2006 Chevy Impala left the roadway. Puckett apparently over-corrected causing the vehicle to roll.

Puckett wasn’t wearing a safety restraint and was ejected from the car. She was killed as a result.

Her three children sustained injuries during the incident.

A 14-year-old daughter (Leslie) and a 34-month-old son (Edward) were passengers in the backseat. Her 16-year-old son (Corey) was a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle.

None of the occupants were wearing a safety belt.

According to the report by Trooper Clint Todd, the toddler was in a child restraint device, but it was used improperly. The two teenagers were students at Dresden High School.

“We are deeply saddened to receive this tragic information regarding our two students and their mother; they are all in our thoughts and prayers,” Weakley County Director of Schools randy Frazier noted in a statement issued to media shortly after the incident Thursday morning.

The director added that Dresden High School Principal Chuck West and his staff were assessing the support needs of students and staff.

“If there should be a need for additional counseling support, our response team is ready to help.” 

Trooper Todd noted in his report that safety restraints would have made a difference in the fatality, in his opinion. The juveniles are reportedly recovering from the accident.

For Puckett’s complete obituary, see Page 12.

wcp 3/29/11

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