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UPDATE: Crash victim identified

Friday, August 3, 2012

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Rescue personnel cut apart the Honda Accord struck in the rear by a pickup truck Friday as they remove one of the severely injured passengers.
(T-G Photo by David Melson)
Rogelio Anica, 33, of Shelbyville has been identified as the man who died at the scene of a Union Street crash at mid-afternoon Friday.

Two other people were flown to Nashville hospitals and were in critical condition late Friday night, Lt. Trey Clanton, SPD accident investigator, said. Their identities were not released Friday and no police spokesperson was available Saturday.

All were passengers in a Honda Accord struck hard in the rear as it prepared to turn into the parking lot of Brad's Market, Clanton said.

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Kimberly Mason, who police said struck the Honda in the rear due to inattentive driving, talks to Lt. Trey Clanton, Shelbyville Police Department accident investigator.
(T-G Photo by David Melson)
Kimberly Mason, 53, of Halls Mill Road told Clanton she failed to see the car, ramming it with her three-quarter ton Chevrolet pickup truck.

"She said she just wasn't paying attention," Clanton said.

The impact pushed the rear bumper and valence of the Accord into its back seat, and the car itself approximately 50 yards north of the point of impact.

Witnesses told Clanton they didn't notice whether the Accord's turn signal was flashing.

The driver of the Accord, Vallamar Anica of Old Unionville Road, was not seriously injured and was treated at Heritage Medical Center. Another brother, Alvino Anica, was treated for "non life-threatening injuries," according to Clanton.

Mason was treated for what Clanton termed "minor injuries" at the hospital.