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Storm debris blamed for death of 10-year-old car passenger

Staff report • Jul 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

A 10-year-old girl has died from injuries she got when storm debris hit the vehicle she was traveling in during a Thursday evening storm.

Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois confirmed the death.

According to a news release from the police department, the vehicle involved was a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Tammy McCamy of Bluff City.

The vehicle was traveling northbound on Bristol Highway when the driver had slowed down considerably due to the weather just after 5 p.m. Thursday.

A metal roof system from a shed that belonged to Torbett Plant Farm was blown into the road and struck the Jetta in the passenger side.

The driver and a back seat passenger, identified as Shelby A. McCamy, age 10, were transported to the Johnson City Medical Center. Shelby A. McCamy died from injuries in this accident.

The accident was unavoidable on the driver’s behalf, according to police. This accident, like all fatal crashes, is being investigated by the Johnson City Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Team.

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