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One killed in three-vehicle crash on Tenn. 69

UPDATE, July 15, 4:35 p.m. – Kimberly Benson suffered five fractured vertebrae, two broken ankles, a broken wrist and a broken nose in Friday’s crash, according to a woman who identified herself as Benson’s sister, Brittany Kelly.
She said Kimberly declined to be transported by ambulance from the scene of the crash and instead went to a doctor the following day. Kimberly remains hospitalized in Florence, Alabama.
“I guess she didn’t realize how badly she was hurt,” Kelly said Monday.

INITIAL STORY — One person died in a three-vehicle crash Friday in Hardin County on Tenn. 69 at the intersection of The Lord’s Way.
According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Shannon Roman, 42, of Canyon Lake, California, who was killed, was driving a 2014 Nissan Maxima north on Tenn. 69. Roman crossed the center dividing lines and struck head-on a southbound 2016 Buick Regal driven by Jamie Benson, 43, of Savannah.
After impact, Roman’s vehicle spun and struck the left rear of a 2018 Nissan Armada operated by Matthew Smith, 43, of Savannah. Smith, who had three passengers, was traveling north on Tenn. 69 and had stopped to turn left onto The Lord’s Way at the time of the collision.
A passenger in Benson’s vehicle, Kimberly Benson, 53, had minor injuries and no one was injured in Smith’s vehicle.
All occupants of the three vehicles were reported to have been wearing seat belts, and alcohol and drugs were not cited as factors in the crash. No citations were issued.


  1. Martha Hieronymus on July 18, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Thank you for the prompt news release.

  2. Tiffany on July 19, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Thank you for the information Shannon was a great friend miss her dearly .

  3. Rachel Aguilar on July 21, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Shannon was a awesome nana to our 2 beautiful grandbabies Jesse James and Cali Reign…RIP Shannon we miss you

  4. Cynthia roman on July 25, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I Love you Shannan you Will never be forgotten. I will always keep your memory alive . I wasn’t ready for this
    She was a woman who was deeply loved. Always available for the ppl she loved. She was a Mother, grandmother, sister and a daughter to awesome parents
    I wish I had a chance to tell her how much I appreciated her.

  5. Rebecca Reyna on July 29, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    You will be missed Shannan. You were a beautiful person inside and out ❤??

  6. Ofelia Gonzalez on July 31, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    May you rest in peace …gone too soon

  7. Aaliyah Andrews on October 10, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Shannan was a beautiful woman who was taken too soon. ?She was loved deeply by so many people including myself. It breaks my heart to hear this news so late. Rest in paradise mamas I know you’re in heaven now but we all miss your beautiful soul. I wish I had been able to tell her how much I loved her. Condolences to her family. Rip Shannan❤️

  8. Gina Thompson on October 11, 2019 at 9:57 am

    My Dearest Sweet Shannan, I Can’t Believe This Has Happened!! I had no idea until my daughter found out yesterday and I’m trying to understand how she’s never gonna call me again for advice or to hang out or be able to be graced with her beautiful smile and contagious positive energy. No matter what she went through she always knew how to find the positive and away out. She was such a Strong, Amazing, Loving, Fun, Outgoing Friend That I Wish So Badly Is Still Here!! My heart is Broken knowing her family had to endure this horrible loss!! My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family and friends. We all suffered a big loss loosing her!! I Love You Shannan so so much!! Thank you for Loving my daughter so dearly the way you did she will forever be your Honey Bunny!!

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