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Update: Johnson City woman dies from Sunday crash on I-81

Staff Reports • Apr 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

A Johnson City woman died early this morning from injuries she got in a single-vehicle crash Sunday in Kingsport, according to a police news release.

The Kingsport Police Department said in the release that Brenda Jean Fatherree, 47, Johnson City, died at Holston Valley Hospital during the night. She was in a Jeep that crashed just after 6 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 81 at the Interstate 26 interchange.

According to earlier news reports, the driver of the Jeep, Albert Fatherree III, 49, of Johnson City, was taken to Holston Valley via ambulance and was in stable condition.

The driver ran off the road and flipped the Jeep, ejecting Brenda Fatherree.

Police said the crash is still under investigation by the department's traffic unit.

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