Fatality count increases to 3

Fatality count increases to 3

A third person has died as the result of injuries sustained in last weekend’s three-vehicle crash on Highway 21 near Hornbeak.
Jack L. Bell, 81, of Kenton died Thursday at Regional Medical Center (the Med) in Memphis, sources confirmed this morning.
Bell was injured in the same crash which claimed the lives of his wife, 81-year-old Sue E. Bell of Kenton, and his son, 51-year-old David C. Bell of Forsyth, Ga., about 4:40 p.m. Saturday just east of Hornbeak on Highway 21, about 200 yards east of West Williams Road.
The collision also seriously injured Timothy Clark Naifeh, 52, of Tiptonville, who remains hospitalized at Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
The accident remains under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and charges are pending.
THP Trooper Nicholas Hollowell reported David Bell was driving west on Highway 21 in a 2004 Buick Regal LS when an eastbound 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by Naifeh apparently crossed the centerline, striking the Bell vehicle on the left front and going down the full length of the car before then colliding head-on with a westbound 2004 Ford pickup driven by Constance Kelly Fisher, 40, of Obion.
David Bell and his mother were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, while Jack Bell and Naifeh were both airlifted to the Med for treatment of injuries.
A third passenger in the Bell vehicle, 15-year-old Jonathan Bell of Forsyth, identified as David Bell’s son and the elder Bells’ grandson, as well as Ms. Fisher and her passenger, 16-year-old Dillon Fisher of Obion, were not injured, according to the THP report.
Funeral services for the Bells have been set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kenton Church of Christ, with Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Kenton in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Messenger 1.13.12

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