One Person Killed in Suspected DUI Accident
One person was killed in a potential DUI accident.
Details about the Fatal DUI Accident
According to police, one of the drivers, 37-year-old Christy Duncan, died at the hospital from her injuries sustain in the accident. 61-year-old Vicky Gilmore was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and potentially vehicular homicide. She also left the scene of an accident and may further be charged with failure to maintain a lane of travel and reckless driving.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene of the accident, they had to extricate Duncan from the vehicle as well as her 4-year-old daughter. They were both taken to the hospital. Before the accident, Gilmore was said to have been driving rather erratically, even driving up onto the sidewalk at one point.
Important Information about DUI Accidents
- In 2014, there were a total of 267 fatalities in Tennessee as a result of DUI accidents.
- The fatality rate in 2014 represents a 3.6 percent decrease in the number of fatalities from the previous year.
- During the same year, drunk driving fatalities represented a total of 27.8 percent of all traffic fatalities.