MaKayla Tuck ATV accident, 18YO Wayne County teenager killed in fatal crash

Makayla Tuck died in a fatal crash. (Source:
Makayla Tuck died in a fatal crash. (Source:


MaKayla Tuck, an 18-year-old resident of Clifton, Tennessee, was killed in a terrible ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) accident on October 6, 2023. This terrible occurrence sent shockwaves across the neighborhood, leaving friends and family members in profound grief.

Keep reading to know more about the ATV Crash in detail.

ATV Crash: What happened to Makayla Tuck?

On the evening of October 6th, 2023, a tragic incident occurred in Perry County’s Flatwoods area.

A deadly ATV crash involving two Perry County teens and one Wayne County teenager was investigated by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and the Perry County Emergency Medical Service.

The accident occurred on private property, away from the highway. Unfortunately, the Wayne County teenager, Makalya Tuck, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A thorough investigation was performed by law enforcement, including the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The Perry County teenagers involved were found to be not under the influence of any impairing substances. The deadly crash was determined to be an accident following an inquiry.

Perry County Sheriff Nick Weems offered his condolences, saying, “Our prayers go out to the families affected by this tragedy.”

During this terrible time, the community mourns the loss of young lives and gives its thoughts and support to the grieving families.

About MaKayla Tuck 

MaKayla LeAnne Tuck was born to Holly Tuck, a devoted mother, on August 6, 2005 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. She grew up with an unwavering spirit and a passion for life.

MaKayla, a member of the Class of 2023, recently graduated from Frank Hughes High School. She attended Old Union Community Church and found comfort and strength in her faith.

The creativity of MaKayla knew no limitations. She had an aesthetic expression through makeup that came naturally to her. She loved makeup and adorned herself with gorgeous haircuts and perfectly manicured nails. She had artistic talent that went beyond just being beautiful; she enjoyed painting and drawing.

Funeral Arrangements

MaKayla passed away on October 6, 2023, at the tender age of 18 years, leaving a profound impression on everyone she met. MaKayla’s visitation will be held at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Waynesboro, Tennessee on Monday, October 9, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The funeral service will be held at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Waynesboro, Tennessee, on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 1:00 pm. Shayne Bratcher will officiate. Following the burial, Shackelford Funeral Directors will assist the family with final arrangements in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

MaKayla is survived by her mother, Holly Tuck (Donald) ; two sisters, Lindee Rae Tuck and Sierra Gaconnet; two brothers, Levi Tuck and Travis Gaconnet; her nana, Leigh Staggs all of Clifton, TN; grandfather Tony Tuck of Maryland; great-grandmother Linda Bratcher of Waynesboro, TN; Aunt, Heather Davis of Clifton, TN; uncles, Dylan Berry (Chloe, Easton and Ranson Berry) of Humbolt, TN, and Michael Kilzer of Clifton, TN; great-aunt, Lisa Staggs; great-uncle Shayne Bratcher (Nikki); along with numerous other relatives and friends who cherished her dearly. MaKayla has joined her great-grandfathers Jerry Bratcher and Charles Tuck in mortality. She is with her great-uncle Layne Bratcher.

GoFundMe: Melinda Dugger is organizing this fundraiser.

In response to this tragic incident, a GoFundMe account has been started to help Makayla Tuck’s family with burial expenses.

MaKayla Tuck lost her life in an ATV accident on 10/6/23. She was a precious soul who touched so many lives with her sweet smile and adventurous personality. Her mother, nana and family are completely devastated by this tragedy and could use any help given to help cover funeral expenses as there is no life insurance policy. If you can donate please do and if you can’t prayers are worth far more than you can imagine and are greatly appreciated.

Friends, relatives, and caring members of the community and beyond are asked to contribute to the GoFundMe campaign in order to show their support and honor Makayla’s memory by alleviating the financial burdens involved with her burial arrangements.

The death of a young and promising life like MaKayla’s is a devastating tragedy, and the community of Clifton, Tennessee, is coming together to give support and sympathies to her bereaved loved ones. During this tough time, their hearts are heavy with sorrow, and they share MaKayla’s family and friends’ pain as they navigate the hurdles of coping with this heartbreaking loss.


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