Teenage couple killed in collision with truck in Tennessee

A boyfriend and girlfriend who recently graduated from high school were killed when their Jeep collided with a truck in Tennessee.

A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol indicates that a a commercial truck hit the driver’s side of the vehicle driven by 18-year-old Austin Moffitt after the teenager failed to stop at an intersection around 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Dunlap – about 28 miles northwest of Chattanooga, reports The Charlotte Observer.

Moffitt was accompanied in the car by his girlfriend, 19-year-old Alexis McCann, both of whom are said to have buckled their seat belts.

The truck driver, who was also wearing his seatbelt, was not injured, the outlet reports.

Moffitt and McCann both attended Sequatchie County High School and graduated in May.

Moffitt was remembered in an obituary for his love of hunting, Tennessee Volunteer fishing, and for being “a real mama’s boy.”

Friends and family of Moffitt and McCann took to Facebook to mourn the tragic and sudden loss of the young couple.

“Our hearts are heavy this morning,” read an article from Sequatchie County Football, for which Moffitt played. “Austin was a wonderful young man and an exceptional football player. He will always be remembered in our hearts. Alexis was his biggest fan. Once an Indian, always an Indian.

“Austin Moffitt was a wonderful young man and player,” former Moffitt coach Shawn Cooley wrote. “Alexis was such a nice girl and an excellent student. She worked extremely hard. It is such a devastating loss for the community. They will both be greatly missed. Pray for these families.

“Rest easy, you were both some of the nicest people one could ask for,” Dalton Mcdaniel wrote.