White County Crash Claims Child

December 6, 2017
by: 
Dwayne Page
Klayton Alan Chapman

A one vehicle crash in White County Saturday night claimed the life of a three year old child and injured two others

The funeral for 3 year old Klayton Alan Chapman and stillborn infant, Kolton James Chapman, sons of Cory and Tiffanie Youngblood Chapman will be Friday at 1 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

The accident occurred at 9:48 p.m. Saturday night on Highway 70 near mile marker 2 in White County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2011 Ford driven by a 25 year old woman of Sparta crossed the center line to the left of the roadway, went over the embankment, and struck another embankment. The vehicle came to a final rest facing east. There was no sign of braking or any attempt made to return to the roadway found at the scene. The name of the driver was not given in the THP accident report because the crash remains under investigation.

All occupants of the vehicle, the driver, the 3 year old boy, and a 10 month old girl, were transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The 3 year old child succumbed to his injuries there. The names of the children were not given in the accident report because they are juveniles.

The crash is being investigated by Trooper Jody Looper of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Klayton and Kolton were preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Judy Youngblood and paternal grandfather, Richard Chapman. In addition to their parents, they are survived by 1 sister, Kayleigh Chapman of Sparta and 1 half-sister, Morgan Hale of Woodbury; paternal grandmother, Connie Dodd of Woodbury; 2 uncles, Tom (Autumn) Vaughn and Chris Vaughn both of Smithville; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Joint Funeral Services will be conducted 1 PM Friday, December 8, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be given to help with cemetery costs. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 11 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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