SHARON (September 16) – An ATV accident last week in Sharon has claimed the life of a 13-year-old and left another Sharon teen critically injured.
Destiny Brewer, 13, of Sharon died in a Memphis hospital Thursday as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident occurring the evening of Monday, September 13. Another 13-year-old is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol around 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 13, two 13-year-old girls were riding an ATV on Gaylord Extended in Sharon when they collided with a 2007 Chevy Silverado, driven by Doug Sims, 54, of Martin. Sims was traveling on Adams Road near Sidonia. The ATV reportedly went airborne. Sims was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
The two teenagers were airlifted from the scene by separate helicopters and transported to Memphis hospitals.
“Weakley County Schools extends our sympathy to the family and friends of Destiny Brewer. Our thoughts are with the additional middle schooler who was also injured in the accident this week and who is currently receiving medical care. The faculty and staff of Sharon School have been and will remain alert and responsive to the impact the tragedy is having on the students and one another. The school system is committed to continuing to provide counseling and the resources needed in the days ahead,” Weakley County Schools Director of Communications Karen Campbell noted in a statement released Thursday.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Brewer family. The loss of their daughter, Destiny, is unimaginable. The City of Sharon and our community send our deepest sympathy. Please keep the Brewer family in your prayers. We also ask for continued thoughts and prayers for the recovery of the other Sharon student and comfort for both families during this difficult time,” Sharon Mayor Ali Stalter noted in a statement.