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Two killed in accident

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 1/24/23

An allegedly-drunken driver faces vehicular homicide charges after two people in his vehicle were killed in a crash Saturday afternoon west of Shelbyville.

Ezequiel Estrada, 42, of Shelbyville is …

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An allegedly-drunken driver faces vehicular homicide charges after two people in his vehicle were killed in a crash Saturday afternoon west of Shelbyville.

Ezequiel Estrada, 42, of Shelbyville is also charged with vehicular assault, DUI and failure to yield right of way. He was being held without bond Monday at Bedford County Jail.

Two passengers in Estrada’s Nissan Sentra, Martin Agueros Ortiz, 41, and Felipe De Jesus Hipolito, 55, both of Shelbyville, were killed, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

Estrada was eastbound on Warners Bridge Road and attempted to turn left onto Rabbit Branch Road in front of a westbound Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Ashton Koah, 18, of Shelbyville, according to the THP.

The impact ripped the passenger side off the Estrada vehicle. Ortiz and a surviving passenger, who was not named in the report, were ejected, the report said.

Koah’s truck ran off the road and down an embankment, landing upside down in a creek and striking a concrete culvert with the passenger door. Emmalee Sudberry, 18, of Shelbyville, a passenger in Koah’s truck, was injured, according to the report.

“Three other juvenile passengers were injured” in the vehicles, the report said.

Bedford County’s Technical Rescue Team was called to the scene, and members used ropes to remove one of the injured from Koah’s truck.

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