In the last week, a four-month-old baby girl and an 82-year-old woman lost their lives due to traffic accidents. Last Sunday, Fia Barton Scheyer of Franklin was pronounced dead at Angel Medical Center after she was struck by another vehicle on U.S. 64. Scheyer, who had come to a stop, was struck by Abelardo Heredia shortly after noon on Sunday. A head-on collision which occurred on the Highlands Road Monday night claimed the life of four-month-old Lindsay Cardenas and sent two others to the hospital.
Reports show that Cardenas was traveling in a white sedan with her mother, Angelina Feria-Cruz on U.S. 64 near the intersection of Sugarfork Road when a white pick-up truck driven by Kenneth Wayne Pearce crossed the center line and struck the car head-on.