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By Chris Gregory, Managing Editor

A Hartsville woman was killed and a local man critically injured late Monday evening in a crash on Halltown Road.

According to a preliminary incident report obtained from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2005 Chevy Malibu traveling northbound on Halltown Road just after 10:30 p.m. left the right side of the road and struck a tree head on. The car spun back into the road after impact.

Anita Stafford, 50, of Hartsville, was driving and was ejected from the vehicle. Her passenger, identified as Troy Claiborne, 52, of Hartsville, was injured in the crash. Neither was wearing a seat belt according to the report.

According to Trousdale County EMS, both were transported by ambulance to Skyline Medical Center. Stafford later passed away from her injuries. Posts on social media reported Wednesday that Claiborne had passed away as well.

Halltown Road was closed from Rogers Street to Industrial Park Drive until after midnight as THP and first responders worked the scene. The road was reopened in the overnight hours.

Reach Chris Gregory at 615-374-3556 or cgregory@hartsvillevidette.com.