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Kingsport veterinarian charged with vehicular homicide in Atlanta-area crash that killed wife

Wes Bunch, NET News Service • Jul 2, 2014 at 10:34 PM

The wife of a prominent Kingsport veterinarian died this past weekend following a traffic accident in the Atlanta area.

Ailsie Straley, 75, of Kingsport, died Saturday morning from cardiac arrest as she was being transported to Northside Hospital in Atlanta for treatment of her injuries, a spokesman with the Sandy Springs, Ga., Police Department said.

Ailsie Straley was riding in a car driven by her husband, James "Andy" Straley, of the Andes-Straley Veterinary Clinic in Kingsport, when the accident occurred.

Sandy Springs police confirmed that James Straley has been charged with misdemeanor second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield in connection with the crash.

Our partners at the Kingsport Times-News have more on the crash.