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Driver in St. Elmo fatal crash arrested in Walker County

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB) -- The Walker County Sheriff's Office arrested a man wanted in connection with a fatal crash Tuesday.

Police say 21-year-old Robert Atwood was driving a car that left the road, collided with several trees, a parked car, and a house on Tennessee Avenue December 4.

The passenger, 23-year-old James Travillian was thrown from the car and died at the scene.

At the time, police told Channel 3 that evidence at the scene showed speed and alcohol were contributing factors.

Charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, DUI, speeding, and failure to maintain lane were filed March 16.

Atwood was extradited to Hamilton County Wednesday and remains behind bars on a $75,000 bond.

He's scheduled for court April 10.


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