Telford man charged in Thanksgiving Day crash that seriously injured two teenagers

Becky Campbell • Nov 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

A Telford man who lost control of his car and crashed into a motel building on West Market Street Thanksgiving Day is now charged with injuring his two passengers.

Jonothan C. Davis, 22, 715 Sugar Hollow Road, now faces two counts of reckless endangerment with an automobile. He is apparently still hospitalized with injuries he received in the wreck.

According to police, Davis was eastbound on Market Street around 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and driving too fast when he went off the right side of the road, traveled about 300 feet before overcorrecting.

The car “traveled approximately 750 feet across five lanes of traffic,” then hit an embankment in front of the Johnson Inn. The car went airborne for about 70 feet, hit the motel’s pool fence and traveled another 60 feet before slamming through the front wall of the office.

Davis' two passengers, Brittany Hartley, 17, of Gray and Cora Kelly, 17, of Jonesborough were seriously injured.

No one in the car was wearing their seat belt, police said.

According to a Mountain States Health Alliance spokeswoman, Kelly was the only one of the crash victims at the hospital system. She was at James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital.

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