Macon County Chronicle

Local Woman Dies in Car Wreck

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A 68-year-old Lafayette woman died in a car wreck on Sunday afternoon, September 13.

The one-vehicle roll over occurred on Sycamore Valley Road shortly before 2:00 p.m., according to official wreck investigator Trooper Cody Ballard, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


The victim was Rita Tuck, of Sullivan Drive, who was traveling with three junvenile passengers in a silver 2005 Toyota. “The juveniles were cleared on the scene,” said Trooper Ballard.
“Ms. Tuck was traveling north on Sycamore Valley Road, when she ran off the east bound side, struck a tree and overturned,” Trooper Ballard stated. “She was unresponsive at the scene and was later pronounced deceased.”
Trooper Ballard says that the three juveniles were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident but the driver wasn’t. 
Assisting Ballard at the wreck site was THP Sgt. Ashley Mercer and members of the Macon County Sheriffs Office.
Those responding to the scene besides the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Sheriffs Office were the Macon County EMS, Macon County Rescue Squad and the Lafayette Fire Department. 
Funeral services for Rita Tuck will be conducted from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home on Friday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. with Elder G.W. Knight officiating. Interment will follow in the Haysville Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Friday, 9 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.