(WATE)/CNF – A Cumberland County High School teacher has been charged with vehicular homicide and DUI after an overnight wrong way crash involving a motorcycle.
A crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol says Meghan E. Wilson, 36, was going southbound in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 127 just after midnight Thursday morning when her Dodge pickup truck hit a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by John V. Rowe, 46, of Dear Lodge head on.
The impact caused Rowe to be thrown from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Debris from the impact struck another Harley driven by Dwight D. Pollard, also of Deer Lodge, causing minor damage to that vehicle.
Wilson was uninjured. She has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and violation of implied consent.
Cumberland County Director of Schools Janet Graham says Wilson is on administrative leave. “Once the legal system makes their decision, we will make ours,” Graham said. Wilson is a Special Needs Education teacher at CCHS.