The husband and wife in Tennessee that died in a car crash on their way home from their cousin’s funeral have been identified.
Cameo Sanders-Jenkins, 38, and Troy Jenkins, 49, who lived in Pegram, a small community of 2,000 people just west of Nashville, were killed at around 6pm on Saturday.
Troy Jenkins was behind the wheel of a 1968 Camaro when police say the car accelerated and struck a rock wall on the side of the road, according to The Tennessean.
The husband and wife in Tennessee who were killed in a single-vehicle car crash on Saturday as they were returning home from their son’s funeral have been identified as Cameo Sanders-Jenkins (left), 38, and Troy Jenkins (right), 49
The couple lived in Pegram, a small community of 2,000 people just west of Nashville
Troy Jenkins worked for a property management company while his wife was a broker
They were killed at around 6pm Saturday on Cato Road at Ashland City Highway in Nashville
Investigators believe that the husband lost control of the vehicle and hit a rock wall
Investigators believe that he lost control of the vehicle and hit a rock wall.
Police confirmed that that the couple was driving home following their son’s burial.
While the couple was wearing seat belts, the decades-old car only had lap belts, whereas more modern cars have lap belts in addition to shoulder restraints that minimize the chances of death in case of an accident.
The vehicle also was not equipped with airbags.
Police say the car showed no signs of braking. An investigation is ongoing.
The couple was then rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.
‘They were amazing people,’ said a relative, 27-year-old Amber Phillips.
‘I just can’t name one person they did not help in some way.’
Phillips said that two years ago, Greg Sanders, the father of her youngest child was killed in a homicide.
Troy Jenkins was behind the wheel of a 1968 Camaro when police say the car accelerated and struck a rock wall on the side of the road
Sanders was Cameo Sanders’ nephew. After his death, Phillips says that Cameo Sanders came to her aid.
‘She was there for us, physically and emotionally,’ Phillips said.
‘She was a mentor, a friend, and she was even my realtor – she helped me buy my home.’
Both husband and wife worked in real estate.
Troy Jenkins worked for a property management company while his wife was a broker.
‘She had a spark to her, and nobody pushed her around and nobody ran over her,’ said a former colleague, Daniel Miller.
‘But she would also help anybody – her family, her friends – she was there for everyone.’