Lawrence teen dies in head-on collision

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A teenager was killed in a head-on collision in Lawrence County Sunday night, according to the Highway Patrol.

Kenric D. Grandberry was killed when his car collided head-on with another vehicle on Hwy. 587 at 8:22 Sunday. Grandberry was traveling south when a car driven by Don T. Collins, 28, crossed the center line into the southbound lane and struck Grandberry’s car, the Highway Patrol reported.0818Grandberry

Grandberry was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lincoln County corner.  Collins was transported by ambulance to Southwest Regional Medical Center and further transported to UMC with serious injuries.

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Grandberry was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the Highway Patrol. The accident remains under investigation.

Grandberry was a 2015 graduate of Lawrence County High School, but the Highway Patrol reported his age as 17. He wore No. 56 for the Cougar football team.

Coach Jaymie Palmer said Grandberry was an outstanding kid and team player.

“(My) thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” he said.

Funeral services for Grandberry are incomplete. Arrangements are being handled by Williams Mortuary Association in Brookhaven.