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Butler woman dies in motorcycle crash

By Tamas Mondovics

In an update, THP reported that a Butler woman was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 91 in Johnson County last Saturday. According to THP officials a 2007 Honda Shadow motorcycle driven by 54-year-old Loren Garland of Butler, Tennessee was traveling south on Highway 91 and crested a hill. THP said that Garland applied his brakes because another vehicle was waiting to turn onto Dollarsville Road when he lost control of his motorcycle, traveled into the northbound lane and was hit by an ambulance, driven by 38-year-old Nicola Phillips of Lebanon. The passenger on the motorcycle, 45-year-old Betsy Brown of Butler, who was wearing a helmet, was killed as the result of the crash. Garland was reportedly injured in the accident. THP said criminal charges are pending.