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Johnson County driver killed in Thursday morning crash

Johnson City Press • Updated Oct 10, 2019 at 6:40 PM

MOUNTAIN CITY — A head-on collision in the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 421 on Thursday morning resulted in the death of a Mountain City man.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that Brandon McCoy, 33, was killed in the accident that occurred at 6:35 a.m.

McCoy was driving a 2000 GMC Sierra truck southbound on the highway and reportedly crossed the center line into the northbound lane. McCoy’s truck collided with a 2015 Subaru Forrester SUV driven by Marshall Gilbert, 33, Fleetwood, N.C. The crash report did not indicate whether he was injured.

McCoy’s truck ended up in a ditch. Gilbert’s truck also was knocked off the highway and overturned in a ditch.

Joshua Arnold, 36, Zionville, N.C., was a passenger in McCoy’s truck. He was reported to be uninjured.

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