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Update: Crash into motel seriously injures two

November 22nd, 2012 4:24 pm by Staff Reports

Update: Crash into motel seriously injures two

No charges have been filed in a high-speed crash Thanksgiving Day that seriously injured two teenage girls.
According to a Johnson City police crash report, Jonothan C. Davis, 22, 715 Sugar Hollow Road, was headed east on West Market about 2:35 p.m. in a 2004 Toyota Camry when he wrecked.
Davis only had minor injuries in the crash, but his two passengers, Brittany Hartley, 17, of Gray and Cora Kelly, 17, of Jonesborough were seriously injured and still in a hospital late Friday afternoon.
Police said the car went off the right side of the road for about 300 feet, crossed back over all five lanes of traffic for about 750 feet and went up an embankment onto the Johnson Inn property at 2700 W. Market St.
The Camry went airborne and struck the motel’s swimming pool area, a fence and a power pole. It slid about 60 feet on its side before crashing into the motel’s office, police said. A portion of the bumper lodged into the pole.
Davis was treated for minor injuries. A motel employee was inside the office when the car crashed through the wall and window but was not injured, police said.
According to the crash report, Davis’ blood is being tested for the presence of drugs or alcohol, but he “appeared normal” at the scene.
No one in the car was wearing their seat belt, police said.
The investigation was being conducted by the JCPD’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team. Police said any charges would be placed at the investigation’s conclusion.
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Earlier report filed at 3:16 p.m. Friday:
Johnson City police Friday released the driver's name from a high-speed crash on West Market Street that seriously injured two teenage girls on Thanksgiving Day.
The 2004 Toyota Camry was heading east on West Market about 2:35 p.m. Thursday when it went off the right side of the road for about 300 feet, crossed back over all five lanes of traffic for about 750 feet and went up an embankment onto the Johnson Inn property at 2700 W. Market St.
Going airborne, the Camry struck the motel's swimming pool area, a fence and a power pole. It slid about 60 feet on its side before crashing into the motel's office, police said. A portion of the bumper lodged into the pole.
The driver, Jonothan Davis, 22, 715 Sugar Hollow Road, and two teens were taken to Johnson City Medical Center. Both girls were seriously injured, police said.
Lt. Larry Williams said the two teens, both 17-years old, were still in the hospital Friday as of 2:20 p.m. Williams declined to release the girls' names, but he said they were from the Telford and Jonesborough areas.
Davis was treated for minor injuries. A motel employee was inside the office when the car crashed through the wall and window but was not injured, police said.
A crash report was unavailable as the records office at the Johnson City Police Department was closed for the holiday weekend.
The investigation was being conducted by the JCPD's Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team. Police said charges would be placed at the conclusion of the investigation.
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Earlier report filed at 9:29 a.m. Friday:
A speeding car crashed into a West Market Street motel Thursday afternoon, seriously injuring two children, Johnson City police said.
The 2004 Toyota Camry was heading east on West Market about 2:35 p.m. when it went off the right side of the road for about 300 feet, crossed back over all five lanes of traffic for about 750 feet and went up an embankment onto the Johnson Inn property at 2700 W. Market St.
Going airborne, the Camry struck the motel's swimming pool area, a fence and a power pole. It slid about 60 feet on its side before crashing into the motel's office, police said. A portion of the bumper lodged into the pole.
The driver, 22-year-old Jonothan Davis, 715 Sugar Hollow Road, Telford, and two children were taken to Johnson City Medical Center, police said in a news release.
Both children received serious injuries and were admitted to the hospital. Davis was treated for minor injuries. One person was partially ejected from the car, police said.
A motel employee was inside the office when the car crashed through the wall and window but was not injured.
Johnson City Police Capt. Brian Rice said speed was a factor in the crash.
The investigation was being conducted by the Johnson City Police Department’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team. Police said charges would be placed at the conclusion of the investigation.
The names and conditions of the injured children were not yet available.
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Earlier report filed at 4 p.m. Thursday:
A speeding car crashed into a West Market Street motel Thursday afternoon, injuring three people, including a child, Johnson City police said.
The car was heading east on West Market about 2:45 p.m. when it went off the left side of the road, crossed the other lanes of traffic and went up a hill onto the Johnson Inn property at 2700 W. Market St.
The car struck the motel's swimming pool area, a fence and a power pole before crashing into the motel's office and coming to rest on its side.
Three people, including the child, were taken to a local hospital. One person was partially ejected from the car, police said.
Johnson City Police Capt. Brian Rice said speed was a factor in the crash.
The names and conditions of those involved in the crash were not yet available.
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