Vann, 36, was thrown from his auto and died at the scene. His auto rolled several times before striking an embankment.
Vann is survived by his parents, Earl and Renea Vann of Franklin, daughter Barrett Ann McIver of Lexington, S.C., and others.
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wright Funeral Home in Franklin.
Though Vann’s case remains under investigation, many rollover crashes can be traced to how some automobiles are built. My colleague Emily Mapp Brannon wrote earlier this year about U.S. Department of Transportation roof crush regulations.
The U.S. DOT ordered that new vehicle roofs have to withstand three times the weight of vehicles weighing up to 6,000 pounds. However, the American Association of Justice believes that the regulation is still not enough to protect drivers.
The safercar.gov Web site says that underinflated tires and worn tires alike increase the chances of a rollover accident. Loading too many people or too much cargo into an auto can also increase the chances of a rollover accident.
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