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3 Covington women injured in fatal Tennessee accident

 

BLOUNT COUNTY, TN (WVVA)-- One person is dead in a tennesee accident that injured three people from covington, virginia.

Nbc affiliate WBIR reports it happened late yesterday morning in Blount County, Tenneseee.

Three people from Covington--  identified as 47-year-old Yvonne Hall, 18-year-old Bailey Hall, and another 16-year-old girl were hospitalized following the crash.

Police say 73-year-old Virginia Allison drove into their vehicle's path and she died at the scene.

The 16-year-old is currently listed in critical condition, and hospital representatives say Yvonne Hall is in serious condition. 

Bailey Hall is listed in stable condition.

 

 

The full press release on this incident is below, provided to WVVA by WBIR:

            Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said a 73-year-old Maryville woman was killed and three others injured this morning in a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 321 in west Blount County.

            Virginia H. Allison, 73, of Madison Avenue, Maryville was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other individuals were taken by Life Star and Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The driver of the second vehicle, Yvonne D. Hall, 47, of Covington, Virginia, and Kiesha F. Beard, 16, of Covington, Virginia were flown by Life Star to U.T. Medical Center. Another individual in Hall’s vehicle, Bailey Hall, 18, of Covington, Virginia, was taken by Rural/Metro to U.T. Medical Center. All three are currently being treated for their injuries.

     The Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident shortly before noon today.

      Yvonne Hall was traveling west on U.S. Highway 321 near Endsley Quarry Road in a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze when Virginia Allison, who was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Astro Van, pulled into the path of the Chevrolet Cruze. Allison was pulling out of Endsley Quarry Road to turn left onto U.S. Highway 321 when she pulled directly into the path of Hall’s vehicle. Both vehicles ended up in the median. Kiesha Beard and Bailey Hall were both back seat passengers. Life Star responded and landed in the roadway at the scene on U.S. Highway 321.

             Allison was wearing her seatbelt, and the airbags deployed. Yvonne Hall was wearing her seatbelt, but Bailey Hall and Kiesha Beard were not wearing seatbelts. The airbag in the Cruze did deploy.

            Rural/Metro Ambulance Service, Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department, and Blount County Fire Department also responded to the scene.

 

            The Blount County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the accident. 

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