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Mother's quest for "Amelia's Law" continues
Mother's quest for "Amelia's Law" continues

The death of a Blount County teenager has sparked her family in to action, trying to prevent their nightmare from happening to someone else.

Thursday morning, Amanda Moore, the mother of 16-year-old Amelia Keown, spoke with State Senator Doug Overbey about getting "Amelia's Law" passed in Tennessee.

In August, Amelia Keown was killed in a head-on collision in Blount County.

The man who hit Keown had a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1998.

Amanda's mother wants to pass a law in her daughter's name to keep repeat offenders off the streets.

She is meeting with anyone and everyone who will listen and make this a reality.

"Certainly I am disturbed by the casework presented by Amanda Moore. I think there are some gaps that we need to look at and see if we can't close," said Sen. Overbey.

"He seemed to want to help and he seemed very compassionate and empathetic with what we are having to deal with and I think we presented him with a lot of information more than he could process while he was here, that was over 200 pages," said Moore.

Amanda Moore's next meeting will be with State Representative Bob Ramsey.


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