Monday, June 29, 2009

Cookeville Teen Killed In Wreck

An autopsy has been ordered for a Putnam County teenager, killed in a traffic accident on Sunday. Authorities say 16-year-old Ethan Adam Polston of Cookeville died when the car in which he was a passenger crashed on Old Baxter Road. The driver of that vehicle, identified as 16-year-old Cody Harville, was injured. The THP says the wreck occurred about three o'clock in the morning when the 2008 Honda Civic that Harville was driving went off the road on the right side, struck a tree and then travelled back across the road and hit an embankment on the left side. Polston is the son of Algood police officer Scott Polston. Officials say charges may be filed against the driver, pending the outcome of the investigation.