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SUV plunges down ravine, kills Jones
Pictured is the Chevy Blazer driven by Larry Jones after it plunged over a bluff Saturday in DeKalb County.
A McMinnville man was killed Saturday when his vehicle ran off the road in DeKalb County and careened off a bluff near the old VFW.The driver, Larry Jones, 45, was fatally injured in the crash while his passenger, Brandon Temple, 33, of Hendersonville was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of critical injuries.An investigation of the crash revealed Jones failed to navigate a curve as he was traveling east in his 2001 Chevy Blazer on Highway 70 in DeKalb County. The stretch of highway connects Smithville to Sparta. Witnesses said he was weaving prior to losing control, running off the road and striking a post and then hitting the old VFW sign.“The vehicle disintegrated the sign and continued on over a bluff,” said Highway Patrol Sgt. Jimmy Jones, estimating the bluff was at least a 100-foot drop.

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