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Crash claims one life on I-81 in Kingsport

August 8th, 2013 1:37 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

Crash claims one life on I-81 in Kingsport

KINGSPORT  — One man was killed and another person injured Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 81 in Kingsport.

A Kingsport Police Department spokesperson said Fredrick Walter Benton, 79, of Waldorf, Md., died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The car’s passenger  —  Janice S. Bailey, 70, of Las Cruces, N.M. — suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident, police said.

The wreck reportedly occurred at 3:30 p.m. at mile marker 62 on I-81.

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