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Manchester teen killed in I-24 crash

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

A late night crash on Interstate 24 claimed the life of a

Jordyn Cahill

Manchester teenager Sunday.

Jordyn N. Cahill, 18, of Farrar Hill Rd., Manchester, was killed when the 1997 Ford Explorer she was driving flipped and ejected her into the eastbound lane on I-24 where she was struck by a Toyota Sienna, according to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Cahill was “believed to have been killed by the original wreck,” the THP report states.

She was a 2011 graduate of Coffee County Central High School.

“It’s a tragedy when someone loses their life at such a young age,” said CHS principal John Bush Monday morning.

“Jordyn was a very good kid, good student. She was a big part of our theater arts program and had a fantastic relationship with many students and teachers.”

According to the THP report, at approximately 10:40 p.m. Cahill was traveling eastbound on I-24 at the 111 mile marker when her vehicle went off the left side of the road and “possibly overcorrected” and went off the right side of the road and hit a piece of concrete.

After exiting the road and hitting concrete, Cahill’s explorer then flipped and ejected her. She was then struck by a 2011 Toyota Sienna Van operated by John Earl Westlund of Kennesaw, Ga.

Read the whole story in this week’s print edition of the Manchester Times