2 killed when driver crashes through barricade of Tennessee festival

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Two people were killed a Tennessee festival after a driver crashed through a barricade, striking them. (WREG)

Two people were killed a Tennessee festival after a driver crashed through a barricade, striking them. (WREG)

SELMER, Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol says two people are dead after a vehicle drove through a barricade at a popular festival in Tennessee Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened at the Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival in Selmer around 1:30 p.m.
WREG reports that the driver, who is an elderly man, and a passenger in the car were transported to an area hospital.

At least one person was transported by helicopter to an area hospital.

A post on the festival’s Facebook page says there will be a community-wide prayer meeting Saturday evening.

This is a developing story, check back for updated information.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.