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Woman, 21, dies running from law
Pictured is the Toyota Scion which crashed and then erupted in flames Sunday night off Nashville Highway. Lauren K. Bain was killed in the wreck, according to the Highway Patrol.

A woman was killed and her young passenger injured Sunday night when her car struck a tree while she was trying to get away from a highway patrolman.
The driver, Lauren K. Bain, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 8 p.m. crash on Mullican Road. Her passenger, identified only as her 9-year-old cousin, was airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt for treatment of her injuries.
According to Highway Patrol Lt. Billy Prater, Bain’s 2014 Toyota Scion was clocked speeding on Nashville Highway near Bethany.
“The officer fell in behind her westbound vehicle and was attempting to catch up when he noticed she was passing traffic on the shoulder,” said Prater, noting that Bain made a quick maneuver onto Mullican Road which runs off the four-lane to Woodbury. “The officer had to turn around and go back.”
When the trooper pulled onto Mullican Road looking for the Scion he found it had crashed and had burst into flames.
“The passenger was getting out but the driver was still in the car,” said Prater, noting the trooper got his fire extinguisher and pushed back the flames enough to pull Bain from the wreckage before it became fully engulfed. However, Bain had already succumbed to her wreck injuries.
“She failed to make the curve,” Prater said of the cause of the wreck, noting Bain’s small vehicle slammed into a tree when it ran off the road.
Bain was not wearing a seatbelt while her passenger was. The reason for Bain’s run from the law has not been revealed.
Bain marks the 16th fatality on Warren County roadways this year, the highest mark in more than a decade. Over the previous 10 years, there have been a total of 71 fatal crashes on Warren County roads, an average of 7.1 a year.
This year's total is more than double that average.