Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt was killed in a vehicle crash while assisting another deputy who was in pursuit of a DUI suspect shortly after 3:00 am.
His patrol car left the roadway on Clara Mathis Road, near Blackburn Lane in Spring Hill, and and struck a tree on the driver's side. Deputy Perritt was killed instantly.
The driver continued to flee but crashed a short time later. She was flown to a hospital and has charges pending.
Deputy Perritt had served as a full time deputy with the Maury County Sheriff's Department for three months and had previously served as a reserve deputy for two years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
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