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Charges filed in fatality

Charges filed in fatality

A young Sharon man now faces charges related to a two-vehicle accident in rural Weakley County June 14 that resulted in a fatality.
Braden Hudson, 24, of Sharon was killed in the accident. He served as an EMT and captain of the Sharon Fire Department. Hudson was not wearing a seatbelt.
According to Trooper Clint Todd of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the initial accident report showed Hudson had run a stop sign on Adams Road shortly after midnight that day and crashed into a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Michael Petty of Sharon.
 After a Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) investigation and interviews with Petty, it was discovered Petty allegedly ran the stop sign on Adams Road and struck Hudson’s vehicle in the passenger while he was traveling on Hawkins Road.
As a result of the most recent information, Petty has been charged with filing a false report. He faces additional charges of failure to stop and violation of seatbelt law.
Petty was cited Friday by Todd.
Failing a false report is a Class D felony. Petty could face the grand jury in September if there is enough evidence to send his case over.
He has a court appearance July 27 in Weakley County General Sessions Court.
His passenger, 20-year-old Haley Petty, suffered minor injuries in the crash. She was wearing her seatbelt during the time of the incident. Petty was not wearing his seatbelt.

WCP 6.26.12

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