2nd person dies from January head-on collision in Johnson City

Becky Campbell • Updated Mar 20, 2017 at 5:42 PM

A second person has died from a head-on collision in January that killed one driver at the scene, according to the Johnson City Police Department.

Sidney W. Swahn, 68, 2709 S. Roan St., Johnson City, died Saturday at Johnson City Medical Center from the injuries he suffered in the Jan. 17 crash.

It happened around 5:17 p.m. that day on South Roan Street near Bonita Drive, just in front of the Tipton-Haynes historical site. When police got to the scene, they found that a 1997 Ford Explorer was traveling north on South Roan Street and had crossed over the double-yellow line and struck a 2001 Chevrolet 1500 truck head-on that was traveling south on South Roan Street.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Gerald D. Bennett, 54, 811 E. Maple St., Johnson City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Swahn was taken to the JCMC for life-threathening injuries he suffered and had been listed in critical condition until he died Saturday. 

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