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I-26 wreck in Kingsport slows traffic; two taken to hospital

December 2nd, 2011 2:17 pm by Rain Smith

I-26 wreck in Kingsport slows traffic; two taken to hospital

KINGSPORT — A Friday afternoon collision on Interstate 26 involving two cars, one of which had been left on the shoulder due to a flat tire, sent a pair of people to the hospital and slowed eastbound traffic.

The crash occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. near mile marker 5, just outside Kingsport city limits. Tennessee Highway Patrolman Robby Greer said a Mazda 6 had been left on the shoulder early Friday morning after experiencing a flat tire.

The owner returned with a spare on Friday afternoon, finding emergency workers on scene and their Mazda slammed into a guardrail. According to witness statements collected by Trooper Greer, an eastbound Chevrolet Cavalier veered right and onto the shoulder, striking the Mazda with its front and passenger side.

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