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Update: Teens' names released from head-on Elizabethton crash

November 6th, 2013 3:16 pm by John Thompson

Update: Teens' names released from head-on Elizabethton crash

Emergency crews transport a patient after the crash on West Elk.

ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton Police Department continues its investigation of the accident on Tuesday night in the 200 Block of West Elk Avenue and the department has said charges are pending.

Two cars were involved in the 8 p.m. crash, which injured four people. The police department reported that Kimberly Denise Taylor, 53, Elizabethton, was traveling westbound in a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro and crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 1996 Mazda 626 driven by Tayla Grace Clark 17, Mountain City. There were two passengers in Clark's vehicle: Evan Joseph Lewis, 17, Elizabethton, and Gabriella Moriah Conder, 18, Mountain City.

The Carter County Rescue Squad ad the Elizabethton Fire Department assisted in the extraction of both drivers from the vehicles. All four were transported to hospitals for treatment. Traffic on the  busy highway was rerouted as emergency responders worked the accident scene.

The Johnson City Medical Center reported Taylor was in critical but stable condition on Wednesday afternoon. Clark and Lewis were in stable condition. Condor was not listed in the hospital.

The Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team was notified and responded to the accident to head the investigation.


Earlier report:

ELIZABTEHTON — Police have released details from a crash that injured a woman and three juveniles Tuesday night on West Elk Avenue.

Kimberly Taylor, 53, Elizabethton, was driving her 1993 Chevrolet Camaro west on West Elk Avenue just before 8 p.m., crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 1996 Mazda 626 head on.

The Mazda's driver and two passengers were juveniles. Police withheld their names.

Both drivers were extricated from their cars by Carter County EMS and the Elizabethton Fire Department.  Both drivers and the two passengers in the Mazda were hospitalized. Police did not know the extent of the injuries.

The crash happened in front of Nunley’s Uptown on West Elk Avenue, prompting emergency services to close down the road.

Charges were pending, and the investigation was ongoing by the Elizabethton Police Department's Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.

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