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Wreck has second death
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Prosecutors are still waiting for results of a TBI lab report to determine if any charges will be filed in a crash that has now claimed the life of a second Warren County resident.
Melvin Lazzara, 76, died from his injuries six days after his wife, Nancy Lazzara, 75, was killed at the scene of a May 16 crash on Nashville Highway just over the Cannon County line. A joint memorial service will be held for the Lazzaras this Monday.
Woodbury resident Gina McCutcheon, 41, was driving a large SUV which reportedly crossed the center line and collided with Lazzaras’ 1994 Jeep Laredo as they were traveling for a doctor’s appointment.
Highway patrolman Bruce Pryor, who investigated the wreck, said no charges have been filed against McCutcheon. He said prosecutors are waiting for the results of a drug and alcohol screen on McCutcheon which has been sent to the TBI crime lab for analysis.
Pryor says McCutcheon could escape charges entirely if her blood comes back clean. However, he said charges could escalate to as high as vehicular homicide if the blood results are less than favorable.
Obituary information for the Lazzaras is available on page 2-A.