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A 16-year-old MCHS junior was killed on Thursday night, October 23, after the car he was driving hit a tree near the intersection of Galen Road and Pumpkintown Road in Macon County. 


The three passengers in the automobile were transported to area hospitals but they have been released.

THP Trooper Johnny Rodgers was the lead crash investigator and he was assisted by THP Sgt. Ed Crouch.

Domonic Gregory, of Red Boiling Springs, was behind the wheel of a white 2003 Mazda, traveling north on Galen Road around 9:00 p.m., when he turned right onto Pumpkintown Road at a high rate of speed. “He lost control of the vehicle, ran off the right side of the road, and the vehicle struck a standing tree on the driver’s side,” said Trooper Rodgers. The car came to final rest on the driver’s side. Medical Investigator Randall Kirby officially pronounced him dead.

Tabitha Marraccini, a backseat passenger who was the owner of the car, was ejected from the vehicle. She was the only one who wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Air Evac landed at the wreck site and Marraccini was flown out to Vanderbilt Hospital. She has been released.

The two male passengers, Michael Ehringer, front seat, and a backseat juvenile both climbed out of the car on their own. They were both transported to an area hospital and have also been released.  

The Tennessee Highway Patrol would like to thank all the responders for their assistance at the scene including the Macon County Sheriffs Office, Macon County EMS, Red Boiling Springs Fire & Rescue, Macon County Chronicle and Air Evac.

James “Domonic” Gregory was a junior at Macon County High School and a window technician for Nashville High Rise.

 Funeral services for Domonic Gregory were held on Monday, October 27, at Partlow Funeral Chapel, in Lebanon, Tenn., at 6:00 p.m. with interment on Tuesday, October 28, at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m.