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Single-vehicle wreck kills Johnson City teen

Staff reports • Nov 26, 2012 at 2:48 PM

ELIZABETHTON — The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the 16-year-old driver who was killed in a Sunday afternoon crash on Smalling Road.

Trooper Noah Click said Daniel G. Mullins, Johnson City, was driving a 1989 Buick around 1 p.m. and was negotiating a curve a high rate of speed.

Click said Mullins lost control of the car and it went off the road. The car struck a utility pole at 793 Smalling Road. The posted speed on that section of road is 35 mph.

There were no passengers in Mullins' vehicle and no other cars were involved. Click said Mullins was wearing a seat belt.

The accident remains under investigation.

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