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Update: ETSU president injured in West Market crash in Johnson City

November 19th, 2013 11:40 am by Becky Campbell

Update: ETSU president injured in West Market crash in Johnson City

ETSU President Brian Noland's SUV after the crash at the intersection of West Market Street and West Watauga Avenue on Monday. (Becky Campbell/Johnson City Press)


East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland remained in stable condition Tuesday at an area hospital while recovering from injuries he suffered in a crash the previous evening.


The wreck happened at the intersection of West Watauga Avenue and West Market Street just after 5 p.m. Monday. Police said Noland was traveling north on West Watauga in a 2010 Acura MDX when the light turned green and he proceeded through the intersection.


A 1997 Freightliner F50 driven by Jackie L. White, Oak Dell Court, was traveling west on West Market and ran the red light, police said. The truck, owned by Larry & Terry’s Inc. of Elizabethton, struck a utility pole and a sign at Carver Park.


Noland’s SUV also struck a utility pole. The wrecker veered to the right and crashed into a tree and the Carver Park sign.


White was cited with a red light violation and given 10 days to address his driver’s license status.


Noland, 45, has been president at ETSU since January 2012.


ETSU released a statement saying that Noland remained hospitalized Wednesday morning in stable condition. Dr. Wilsie Bishop, ETSU’s chief operating officer and vice president for health affairs, is assuming the university’s leadership while Noland he is recuperating.


“We will keep the university community updated on President Noland’s condition,” Chief of Staff Jane Jones said in the statement.


Attempts to contact Noland for a direct statement were unsuccessful.

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Earlier report posted at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday:

Update: East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland was listed in stable condition this morning following a late afternoon crash in Johnson City on Monday.

Noland's sport utility vehicle was struck by a flatbed truck at the intersection of West Market Street and West Watauga Avenue around 5 p.m. Monday.

Police said Noland was traveling north on West Watauga Avenue in a 2010 Acura MDX when the light turned green and he proceeded through the intersection.

A 1997 Freightliner F50 driven by Jackie L. White, Oak Dell Court, was traveling west on West Market and ran the red light, police said. The truck, owned by Larry & Terry's Inc. of Elizabethton, struck a utility pole and a sign at Carver Park.

Noland's SUV also struck a utility pole.

Noland, 45, has been president at ETSU since January 2012.

ETSU released a statement saying that Noland remained hospitalized this morning in stable condition. Dr. Wilsie Bishop, ETSU's chief operating officer and vice president for health affairs, is assuming the university's leadership while Noland he is recuperating.

"We will keep the university community updated on President Noland’s condition," Chief of Staff Jane Jones said in the statement.

White was cited with a red light violation and given 10 days to address his driver's license status.

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Earlier report posted at 5:35 p.m. Monday:

A crash at the intersection of West Market Street and West Watauga Avenue this afternoon sent at least one person to the hospital.

The two-vehicle wreck was reported just after 5 p.m. Johnson City police and Emergency Medical Services personnel were at the scene.

A flatbed truck involved in the wreck crashed into a sign and utility pole at Carver Park. The second vehicle was an Acura sport utility vehicle.

Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com for more information on this developing story as it becomes available.

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