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Update: Woman trapped in vehicle after crash at University Parkway and State of Franklin

November 5th, 2013 1:36 pm by Becky Campbell

Update: Woman trapped in vehicle after crash at University Parkway and State of Franklin

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A rescue worker used a cutting tool to free an entrapped Unicoi woman from her vehicle following a three-vehicle crash on University Parkway Tuesday afternoon. 

According to a Johnson City police accident report, 26-year-old Sylvia Davis, of Unicoi, was driving north on University Parkway in her General Motors Jimmy just before 1:30 p.m. 

After crossing West State of Franklin Road, Davis drove across four lanes, off the sidewalk and into the grass before driving back onto the road. Upon re-entering the road, Davis hit 69-year-old Johnson City resident Jean Flanigan’s Kia Sedona, causing Davis to roll her vehicle over onto the back of a BMW sport utility vehicle, driven by 48-year-old Lindsey Devine, of Blountville. 

Police said all three women were wearing safety belts and no injuries were reported. Officers determined Davis was driving negligently, exceeding the speed limit and performing improper lane changes. 

She was charged with reckless driving and violation of the financial responsibility law and is set to appear in Sessions Court. 

An earlier version of the story

Emergency personnel were working to free a woman trapped in a vehicle following a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of University Parkway and West State of Franklin Road.

The wreck was reported at 1:20 p.m.

Initial reports indicted the woman was driving an SUV on State of Franklin at high speed, lost control and crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic. The SUV struck a minivan, rolled and hit another SUV.

Authorities closed the railroad crossing on University Parkway.

The Johnson City Press has a reporter and a photographer at the scene. Check back here for updates.

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