This day in 1984: Barbara Mandrell and two of her children were seriously injured in a car crash that killed the other driver. She spent a long time recuperating and firmly believed that seat belts saved their lives.
Mandrell suffered a leg fracture, a concussion and cuts, and underwent surgery at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
Her 14-year-old son, Matthew Dudney, was admitted to Hendersonville Hospital with cuts, and daughter, Jaime Dudney, 8, was treated and released.
The driver of the other car, Mark White, 19, of Lebanon, was killed in the collision, which occurred at 6:30 P.M. when his car crossed the center line of U.S. 31.