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April Dawn Stillwell, 17, killed; Shane Swiney, 22, injured in ATV crash near Barb Hollow Road in Walland, Tennessee

Modified Date: 
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 6:15am
Accident Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015

Walland teen killed, Maryville man injured in ATV accident

“She knew everything about me and I knew everything about her. We were together like everyday pretty much. When I moved it was hard for the both of us. I knew all her secrets and she knew all mine,” best friend Ashlei Phelps said.

BCSO identifies teen killed in ATV crash

Marion O'Briant, Blount County Sheriff's Office PIO, said a man was also injured in the crash on Barb Hallow Road in Walland.

  Shane Swiney was driving the ATV Monday night when he missed a left curve on a private trail off Barb Hollow Road and went airborne, striking several trees before the ATV landed at the bottom of a hill. Swiney and his passenger, April Dawn Stillwell, were thrown from the ATV. Stillwell died at the scene, while Swiney was taken to an area hospital by Rural/Metro with non-life-threatening injuries. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.  

People Involved: 
April Dawn Stillwell
Shane Swiney


Shane was driving wreckless and speeding and he knew he had no brakes and pot was found in his system he had no prmisson to have her on the atv

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