The Commercial Appeal
Names released of 2 killed at festival
Vehicles involved in a fatal accident are seen crashed in Selmer, Tenn., on Saturday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said two people were killed when a vehicle drove through a barricade at the Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival.
SELMER, Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the names of two pedestrians killed after a vehicle drove through a barricade at the Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival.
Lt. Brad Wilbanks said in an email Sunday that 62-year-old Michael L. Johnson of Selmer and 51-year-old Sherri R. Duncan of Henderson were killed Saturday at the festival about 90 miles east of Memphis.
Wilbanks said the driver of the vehicle, 91-year-old Aaron D. Stamey of Hornsby, and an 86-year-old female passenger were injured.
Wilbanks said the vehicle went through a barricade and struck Johnson and Duncan at a Selmer intersection before striking three other vehicles. Media outlets report the pair was engaged to be married.
After the investigation is complete, Wilbanks said, a decision on possible charges will be made after a district attorney is consulted.
The accident caused some to remember another tragedy in Selmer nine years ago.
In June 2007, a dragster slammed into a crowd of spectators on a street during a charity car show in the McNairy County city, killing six and injuring 22.