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Carter constable hurt in wreck dies

August 20th, 2011 11:21 pm by Staff Reports

ELIZABETHTON — Carter County Constable Ross Potter died Friday night from injuries he suffered in a recent car accident, according to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.
On Aug. 4, Potter was seriously injured when his car crashed into a light pole off Tenn. Highway 91 at the Blue Springs Road intersection. His passenger, Jeanne B. Leonard, 80, Crooke Street, Hampton, was killed in the wreck.
Potter, 81, Suess Road, Elizabethton, died at Johnson City Medical Center, where he was undergoing treatment for a broken hip and leg, as well as heart complications.
Potter’s sedan left the right side of the road and traveled some distance before re-entering the highway and crossing all lanes before crossing Blue Springs Road and striking a utility pole head on. The Ross Ray Potter Medical Expense Fund was established shortly after the wreck to offset medical charges.
Potter was a constable for 29 years and served as the commander of the Carter County Constables Association since its creation in 1991.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel.

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