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Shelbyville man dies in Metro crash

Friday, November 30, 2012

A young Shelbyville man who survived melanoma several years ago died in a traffic accident early Thursday in Nashville.

Taylor Garretson, 18, lost control of his pickup truck about 3:05 a.m. while rounding a curve on Saundersville Road near General Kershaw Drive, Metro police told Nashville television stations. The truck slid off the road, struck a tree, rolled over and caught fire.

Garretson was pinned inside the truck and witnesses were unable to remove him, police said.

He was treated for malignant melanoma, initially discovered due to a football injury, in 2007 while a student at Community Middle School.