A Tennessee neighborhood is grieving after a younger couple was tragically killed when their Jeep collided with a semi-truck.
Austin Moffitt, 18, was driving along with his girlfriend, Alexis McCann, 19, on Thursday when he did not cease at a cease signal at Tennessee State Route 28 and John Burch Highway close to Dunlap, in response to the Tennessee Freeway Patrol. The Jeep was struck on the motive force’s facet by a 2019 Freightliner.
Each the teenager couple and the truck driver had been sporting seatbelts on the time of the crash. The motive force of the Freightliner was not injured.
There was an outpouring of grief following information of the crash, with folks posting tributes to Moffitt and McCann on social media. The 2 had lately graduated from Sequatchie Excessive Faculty.
“So heartbroken to hear the news of the loss of a former player and student of mine. Austin Moffitt was such a great young man and player,” a former trainer wrote on Facebook. Within the publish, he described McCann as “a sweet girl and a great student.”
“Austin was a wonderful young man and an outstanding football player. He will always be remembered in our hearts,” Sequatchie County Soccer wrote on Fb. “Alexis was his biggest fan.”
The Sequatchie County Quarterback Membership is elevating cash to assist cowl Moffitt’s funeral bills. They may host a BBQ on October 7 on the Sequatchie County Soccer Stadium.