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Fatal crash reported in Johnson City; 80-year-old woman dies from previous wreck

May 12th, 2013 5:28 pm by Staff Report

Fatal crash reported in Johnson City; 80-year-old woman dies from previous wreck

Johnson City police today reported that a driver was killed in a crash on College Heights Road after striking a tree. Police also announced that an 80-year-old woman died from injuries from another crash earlier in the week.
In today's crash, a vehicle ran off the road in the 1300 block of College Heights and struck a tree near the road, police said in a news release.
The driver was taken to Johnson City Medical Center and died. Police withheld the driver's identity pending notification of kin.
The Johnson City Police Department's Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team was investigating.
The earlier crash happened Thursday just before 10 a.m. on the Bristol Highway at Wayfield Drive.
Police determined a 1999 Oldsmobile's driver had pulled onto the highway from Wayfield into the path of a 1998 Acura, which was going north. The Oldsmobile was driven by Patsy A. Griffith, 80, 1036 Estate Drive. The Acura was driven by Dora P. Malone, 80, 1160 Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City. Both drivers were taken to JCMC for treatment of their injuries.
Today, Griffith died at Veterans Administration Medical Center from her crash injuries.
Police said the investigation was complete and no charges were expected.

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