BY JENNIFER HORTON, The Wilson Post
A 2-month-old baby boy died as a result of injuries suffered after he was ejected from a car in a two-vehicle accident along the 1800 block of Sparta Pike Thursday, May 29.
Laura McPherson, spokesperson with the Tennessee Department of Safety, said the accident occurred about 12:10 p.m. at 1818 Sparta Pike.
A Pontiac SSR driven by Amber Gonzalez, 21, of Lebanon, was headed south on Sparta Pike to Watertown with four other occupants in the car. A second vehicle, a Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Albert Adams, 80, of Red Boiling Springs, was headed north on Sparta Pike toward Lebanon when McPherson said he reportedly cross the center line and sideswiped the car.
The impact "caused the Pontiac to go into a ditch and rolled over." Two-month-old baby boy Miguel Armando Gutierrez, who was being fed by a 22-year-old passenger in the front seat, was ejected.
A federal court judge in Nashville issued a long-awaited ruling on Thursday which said that a group of parents who met regularly to pray at Lakeview Elementary School in West Wilson County could not be given preference over any other group.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Echols also said that teachers and administrators could not wear stickers at school that said “I Prayed.”
The decision in the case was handed down by the court after business hours on Thursday.
Watertown East Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade this year on Friday, July 4, at 6 p.m.
The parade will begin at the Watertown Elementary School and run the entire length of Main Street ending at the east end of town. The theme of this year’s parade is "Stars, Stripes and Squirtguns II," and prizes will be awarded for best use of theme and best overall.
There is an entry fee of $25 for political and business entries. Entries from non-profit organizations, schools, churches and non-business individuals are free of charge.
Water guns may ONLY be fired at someone who is armed. No pressure hoses are allowed.
Contact Lisa Chesley at (615) 812-5359 for more information. Entry forms may be downloaded at www.watertown.com. Return the form entry Chesley at 412 Public Square or fax to (615) 237-0103. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the parade, enjoy dinner in one of Watertown’s restaurants and then join everyone for fireworks at Three Forks Community Park at dusk.
The event is sponsored by the Watertown/East Wilson Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 5, Watertown, TN 37184. Visit online at www.watertowntn.com.