Erwin woman seriously injured in Johnson City crash

Johnson City Press • Updated Dec 20, 2019 at 7:20 PM

An Erwin woman was seriously injured Friday morning when her car was struck as she scraped ice from her windshield on East Watauga Avenue.

Police said the crash in the 1000 block of East Watauga was reported about 7:15 a.m. A 2016 Scion IA driven by Joe Greer Jr, 37, Gate City, Virginia, struck a 2007 Honda Civic parked on the right side of the road.

After striking the Civic, the Scion struck the Civic’s owner, Laurel Banner, 24, who was scraping the ice from her windshield. Banner was taken to Johnson City Medical Center, where she was placed in the intensive care unit.

The Johnson City Police Department Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team was investigating.

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