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Tractor-trailer smashes car on University Parkway

August 8th, 2011 5:28 pm by Staff Reports

An Erwin woman had to be removed her car Monday afternoon after it collided with a tractor-trailer near the Interstate 26 on-ramp.
Police said Cary U. Forsythe, 55, was traveling west on University Parkway about 4:30 p.m. when she entered the intersection with I-26 and her 2009 Chevrolet Impala was struck by a tractor-trailer turning left toward the on-ramp for I-26 West.
Forsythe was trapped in her car, and emergency crews had to extricate her from it.
According to an accident report, Forsythe had a "possible injury." She was taken to Johnson City Medical Center by ambulance. A hospital spokeswoman said Forsythe was not in the hospital Tuesday morning.
Forsythe told police she had a green light when she entered the intersection, according to the report.
The tractor-trailer's driver, Paul C. Weber, 56, Speedwell, told police he entered the intersection with a yellow turn arrow and the light turned red after he had started the turn.
Forsythe's Impala was heavily damaged in the wreck and had to be towed from the scene. The tractor-trailer also was damaged, but Weber was able to drive it away.

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