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Walker Valley Teacher and Husband Killed in Crash on Christmas Day

Mix 104.1/MixTV.TV News: There’s a tragic update from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Monday morning.

A man and a woman, both from Tennessee and both 33 years old, were killed in this Christmas Day crash, according to the THP report, which identifies them as Dustin Dillard and Brittany Dillard. Mrs. Dillard was a teacher at Walker Valley High School.
That report says 3 children were also in the Dillard’s Jeep Wagoneer SUV when it crashed. All three kids were restrained and were hurt, but all three survived. (The THP report did not list the children’s ages). Right now, we do not know their current conditions.
Charges are pending against the driver of an Isuzu Ascender SUV, 42-year-old Patrick Conley, according to the report.
Investigators say Conley was heading west when he “traveled off the left side of the roadway into the median.”
He then went into the eastbound lane and hit the Dillard’s SUV head-on. Conley was also injured.
Stay with Mix 104.1 for further updates to this ongoing story.
Please keep the Dillard family in your thoughts and prayers.
Update on the condition of the Dillard children: 12/26/22 – 6:00pm
A family member of the Dillard’s told Steve Hartline of Mix 104.1 ‘All 3 children are improving but are still being monitored closely.. They do feel like all 3 should make a full recovery, but it will be a slow process.’
The family has also asked that the community continue to pray, as this is the hardest time they have ever been through.