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Woman killed in head-on crash on Mary Patton Highway

John Thompson • Apr 16, 2019 at 10:07 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A Tuesday morning head-on collision on the Mary Patton Highway took the life of one driver and injured the other driver.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that Cathy Deal, 69, Hampton, was killed as she was driving a 2008 Saturn north at 1675 Mary Patton Highway. She swerved right to avoid a collision with a 2005 Chevrolet Town and Country driven by Robert Watson, 81, Vilas, N.C. Watson was reported to be driving southbound when he crossed the center line in a right curve and into the path of Deal.

The vehicles crashed head on and Deal was pronounced dead at the scene.

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