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One person dead, one seriously injured in crash on Bristol Highway

Staff reports • Jul 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on Bristol Highway this morning.

Johnson City police said a red Ford F-150 was traveling north on Bristol Highway when the driver lost control, the truck ran off the road, struck a ditch line, went airborne, rolled and struck a utility pole.

The driver, who was not identified, died at the scene, police said in a news release.

The passenger was taken to Johnson City Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, according to police.

Identities were being withheld pending notification of families.

A local business was damaged from flying debris from the crash.

The crash was being investigated by the Johnson City Police Department's Traffic Homicide Team.