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More than 100 new laws will hit the books on July 1, including a major change to Tennessee’s Move Over Law.

Clarksville Now reports that the law, which was first passed more than one decade ago, requires drivers to change lanes when they’re approaching stopped emergency vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and rescue vehicles. In 2011, the law was expanded to include stopped utility vehicles with flashing lights.

On July 1, the law will expand to include moving over for any vehicle where the driver has activated its flashing hazard lights, including ordinary passenger vehicles.

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Three dogs died in Clarksville recently because of high temperatures, prompting the Clarksville Police Department and Montgomery County Animal Care and Control to team up to help educate residents about pet safety.

Per a report by The Leaf-Chronicle, two people have been charged for their suspected role in the dogs’ deaths. One person was arrested after it was discovered that she left her dogs outside from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. without water. Temperatures soared to 96 degrees that day, causing the dogs to die of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

A spokesperson with the CPD says that the animal deaths were preventable, and that it’s important for pet owners to understand the dangers that dogs face in high temperatures—especially since summer hasn’t reached its peak heat yet.

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Middle Tennessee and the city of Manchester are home to one of the world’s biggest music festivals, which attracts more than 80,000 people every year. In response, several local law enforcement agencies step up their presence to safely management traffic and keep drivers safe.

Per a report by Clarksville Now, the festival kicks off on Thursday night and continues until Sunday evening. Traffic in and around Manchester is expected to significantly increase. Officers with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Manchester Police Department, and Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will all be on hand to make sure traffic flows smoothly and to help festival attendees enter the grounds without incident.

Gates opened to ticket-holders at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, to provide more time for attendees to park their vehicles and set up their camp sites. In 2016, there were 13 traffic crashes that involved two injuries and one fatality. Officers also wrote 626 citations.

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Two vehicles collided in Clarksville on Monday morning, cause one of them to rollover and end up on its roof in the median.

The Leaf-Chronicle reports that the crash occurred at around 10:15 a.m. when the 39-year-old driver of a 2017 Hyundai Tucson turned right from Tiny Town Road onto Fort Campbell Boulevard.

A report by police Clarksville Police indicated that he took the turn too wide and struck a 2010 Nissan Sentra that was being driven by a 20-year-old man. The impact of the collision caused the Nissan to strike the center median and then roll onto its roof.

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Failure to Yield Right of Way Leads to Accident in Clarksville

A driver’s failure to yield the right of way to another vehicle led to one person suffering injuries in Montgomery County Wednesday evening.

Per a report by Clarksville Now, the accident occurred just before 6 p.m. when the at-fault driver was attempting to turn left from N. 2nd St. onto Riverside Dr. when she was failed to yield to oncoming traffic. When she entered the roadway, her vehicle was struck on its passenger side by another car, which caused it to spin and crash into a light pole head-on.

One person suffered minor injuries because of the accident and was transported to Tennova Healthcare to receive treatment. She was quickly treated and released.

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8 Fatalities Reported on Stretch of US 41A Bypass in Clarksville Since 2014

Four people were killed in a head-on collision on US 41A Bypass in Montgomery County last Wednesday, bringing the total number of people who have been killed on that 2.7-mile stretch of road since Jan. 2014 to eight.

The Leaf-Chronicle reports that the most recent accident occurred near the scene of a crash that claimed the life of a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy in 2014 and an intersection where two others were killed in 2014.

The bypass is part of Ashland City Road and is located between Cumberland Drive and Vista Lane. A woman who works near the area told reporters that there’s at least one accident on that stretch of road per week. She also said that she was involved in an accident on the bypass in April 2015 that totaled her vehicle.

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Four Fatalities Reported after Three-Vehicle Accident in Clarksville

An accident involving three vehicles claimed the lives of four people in Montgomery County on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a report by Clarksville Now, the accident occurred just after 4 p.m. on Ashland City Road near the intersection of Cumberland Drive and Edmonson Ferry Road. Emergency responders closed the roadway from the time they arrived at the scene until around 8:30 p.m. as they worked to investigate the crash and clear the scene.

A spokesperson with the Clarksville Police Department says that the accident occurred when the driver of “Vehicle 1” crashed into “Vehicle 2” head-on. That caused Vehicle 1 to catch fire and the driver—a 58-year-old Clarksville man—to suffer fatal injuries.

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Two Accidents Reported on I-24 in Middle TN Thursday

Two semi-trucks were involved in an accident Thursday morning, causing police and emergency responders to temporarily close the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Clarksville.

According to a report by, the accident occurred near exit 1 near the Kentucky and Tennessee border at around 4:15 a.m.

Clarksville police received a report that a semi-truck crashed into the back of another semi-truck, resulting in a large amount of debris to fall off into the roadway.

The left lane of I-24 East was closed in addition to the off-ramp leading to exit 1 as crews worked to remove the debris from the interstate and reopen the affected lanes to traffic. No serious injuries were reported.

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Serious Accident Reported in Clarksville after Vehicle Collides with Patrol Car

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office patrol car collided with another vehicle in Clarksville Tuesday night, causing a woman to be ejected from her car and suffer serious injuries.

According to a report by Clarksville Now, the accident occurred at around 9 p.m. on Ashland City Rd. near its intersection with Avondale Dr. A spokesperson with the Tennessee Highway Patrol says that the accident is still under investigation, and it is unclear which vehicle crossed the center line.

The woman who was ejected from her vehicle wasn’t wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision. She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment for her injuries.

Inside the vehicle with the woman were two passengers—a man and a juvenile. There’s no word at this time about their conditions or whether they were injured in the accident.

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Police Reconstructing Fatal Accident Scene in Clarksville on Friday

Drivers may experience traffic delays at the intersection of Trenton Road and 101st Airborne Division Parkway in Clarksville on Friday afternoon as police work to reconstruct the scene of a fatal accident that occurred in November 2015.

According to a report by Clarksville Now, the reconstruction began at 10 a.m. and is a joint effort by the Clarksville Police Department and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The accident they are reconstructing occurred on Nov. 14 of last year and killed one person and injured another. A soldier from Fort Campbell was indicted for his role in the crash.

Police say that the reconstruction will take several hours to complete, and that drivers should expect minor to major delays as workers complete the process. Because of the expected delays, commuters are advised to avoid the area if possible and to find alternate routes to their destinations.

In addition to being aware of delays, police are also urging drivers to be aware of the presence of police officers and TDOT employees in the area who may be in the roadway directing traffic. All drivers should reduce their speed and proceed through the accident reconstruction area with caution.

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