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Dyersburg woman killed in crash

Friday, May 11, 2012

Emergency crews work to remove a Dyersburg woman from her vehicle during an early morning crash on Highway 51 Bypass.
An early morning motor vehicle accident on Highway 51 Bypass took the life of Dyersburg woman after her car collided with a semi-truck.

According to Dyersburg Police, Teresa Louise McKee, 43, of Dyersburg was pronounced dead at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center shortly after being transported there.

DPD Capt. Steve Isbell stated a call came into dispatch at -8:37 a.m., reporting an accident had occurred at 855 Highway 51 Bypass. Emergency crews and local law enforcement officers responded to the scene.

The Missouri driver of this semi-truck was also taken to Dyersburg Regional Medical Center after the accident. His condition remains unknown at this time.
McKee was reportedly headed northbound on Highway 51 Bypass when her 2001 Dodge 4-door vehicle crossed over into the path of a southbound semi-truck. She was removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel and taken by ambulance to DRMC.

The driver of the truck was Derik Vokoun, 29, of Springfield, Mo. Vokoun was also transported to Dyersburg Regional Medical Center and his condition is unknown at this time. He works for a food delivery service out of Missouri.

Dyersburg Police Crash Investigator Chad Webb is in charge of the investigation, which is still ongoing.

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My condolences to the family and friends. One small mistake in a vehicle can cause death and grief for life to a family. So sorry to hear about this.

-- Posted by West126 on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 2:44 PM


-- Posted by Belle123 on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 8:42 PM

So was her last name McKee or Taylor?

-- Posted by left early on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 9:13 PM

Taylor? State Gazette, it's McKee! Thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Also, it does not matter who was "on the cell phone." Be respectful.

-- Posted by Ms. C on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 9:39 PM

Legally her last name was Taylor from a past marriage. She was known by McKee to most. Keep her family in your prayers!!

-- Posted by chaserx on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 7:54 AM

I will not get a dodge car it crossed into the lane by its self,who was driving?

-- Posted by tank2 on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 9:47 AM

Ms. C you couldn't come up with another screen name? I really don't want people to think your comments were posted by me.

-- Posted by MsC on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 11:10 PM

The woman in this wreck is my sister. Why don;t you people get the facts first. My sister was under medical distress in other words already gone. The semi is not responsible and neither was my sister and noone was on a cell. Like I said get the FACTS befoare you get on here and make a idiot of yourself.

-- Posted by N McKee on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 7:14 AM

sorry for your lost n mckee

-- Posted by jc in dyersburg on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 7:21 AM

It has nothing to do with this particular story, but yesterday I was headed to Dyersburg to pick up my grandchildren from pre-school going the speed limit and this man in a car behind me was trying to pass me even though cars were headed in our direction. He did this three times scaring the crap out of me. He finally did pass me by the skin of his teeth. After picking up my grandchildren, we were headed back home and another car in front of me, whom you could barely see his head was crossing the yellow line then, back over off the white line. Several times it looked like he was going to have a head on collision. I backed way off so if he did, me and my grandchildren would be safe. This went on for 12 whole miles. I was so relieved to get into my driveway. If I could have read either of these drivers license, I would have called the police, but I wasn't going to get that close to either.

-- Posted by janc202 on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 9:25 AM

N, don't let people like Belle123 get to you. People like that just need attention and seek to get it by making inflammatory statements. I am so sorry about Teresa. I do know that she is safe now. You and your mom are in our prayers.

-- Posted by Mellie on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 6:08 PM

Mellie .. you need to get your facts straight. I did not say they were texting or talking on the phone, I just asked who was..not accusing anyone. Get your story straight, YOU are accusing me. Nowadays most wrecks are caused by texting or talking on the phone. So watch your mouth on who is accusing. I am sorry the wreck occured, but something happened to cause it. If nobody was the cause of it, what a shame. I am sorry the accident occured on its own ...tank2 said it all: "I will not get a dodge car it crossed into the lane by its self,who was driving?"

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister.

-- Posted by Belle123 on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 9:30 PM

Hey Jan... People do follow too close.... When u cannot even see their headlights, then they are way to close.... It's a shame that as small as Dyersburg is, that people feel they got to rush to get anywhere....10 minutes of less and u are completely out of city limits.......Whats the rush?

-- Posted by DMASE on Mon, May 14, 2012, at 1:53 PM

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