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Two killed in fiery crash on I-24 in Manchester
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A teen faces two counts of vehicular homicide following a fiery crash Wednesday on Interstate 24 in Manchester.

“The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames,” said District Attorney General Craig Northcott of Coffee County. “After the fire was extinguished, two badly burned bodies were discovered.”

The driver, Dane Angelo Fearron, 19, of New York was able to escape the wreckage and flee on foot. He was apprehended after a short chase. He was taken to Coffee County Jail and faces vehicular homicide and other related charges, according to Northcott.

The incident began when the Tennessee Highway Patrol saw a vehicle driving over 90 mph on I-24 at the weigh station, which is located at mile marker 115.

The Highway Patrol activated emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop. However, before they could overtake the vehicle, the driver lost control and wrecked, Northcott said.

Fearron exited the vehicle and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. The bodies were found in the front passenger seat and rear passenger seat areas. Fearron was treated for minor injuries at Unity Hospital and released so he could be booked.

The deceased passengers have not been identified.