MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 42-year-old Tennessee man who was killed in an accident involving a state lawmaker in Hardeman County has been officially identified in a report.

Marcus Cheairs, of Grand Junction, was killed Wednesday evening in a head-crash in the 2900 block of Highway 18 South in Hardeman County, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a preliminary report.

THP said Cheairs’ GMC Yukon crossed the center line and hit a GMC Sierra driven by state Rep. Ron Gant, 51, of Piperton.

Gant was airlifted to Regional One hospital in Memphis, where at last check, he was in serious but stable condition. No other drivers were involved, and no charges have been filed, according to the report.

Ruby Hicks said Cheairs was her son’s best friend and said the crash happened not far from his home. Hicks said she doesn’t want him to be forgotten.

“He was a good guy, a respectful young man. Everybody loved him in the community. He was taken too soon,” said Hicks. “Every time we had a family gathering, he would be right there.”

Gant, a Republican, represents District 94, covering Fayette, McNairy, and part of Hardeman counties.