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Late Night Wreck Kills Three

By Debbie Gregory

Emergency responders were called to the area of 6402 Highway 52 West, in Macon County, late Saturday night, February 8, to the scene of a deadly three-vehicle wreck.


According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Timber A. Fiscus, of Lafayette, was driving east on Highway 52 West in a 2017 GMC Terrain, when she was passed on the shoulder by a 2005 Toyota Scion driven by 19-year-old Carson Borders, of Westmoreland. The Toyota struck the Terrain on the right side causing minor damage. The Toyota then crossed into the westbound lane of travel, colliding with a 2013 Ford Transit driven by 57-year-old Michael L. Howard, of Nashville. The impact caused both vehicles to rotate clockwise and come to rest in the westbound lane and shoulder.

Carson Borders and his passenger, 20-year-old Brianna Dotson-Barber, were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

Michael Howard was airlifted to a Nashville hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Timber Fiscus and her passenger weren’t injured.

The 11:22 p.m. wreck was investigated by Trooper Ian Stickler.

Those responding to the scene were the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Macon County EMS, Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County Rescue, and the Macon County Chronicle.