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Head-on crash kills 1, injures 2 in Tennessee

Criminal charges are expected to be filed in Tennessee following a deadly crash that killed one out-of-state woman and injured two men on March 11. According to the accident report, the crash occurred when a Dodge Ram driven by a 54-year-old Kentucky man failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle at the intersection of Little Elk Creek Road and State Highway 297. Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers say that alcohol may be a factor in the fatal head-on collision.

The incident happened at approximately 11:18 p.m. Troopers say that a 33-year-old Jellico man, who was behind the wheel of a Jeep, was traveling southbound on Little Elk Creek Road when he attempted to turn left onto the state highway and was struck by the Dodge. Preliminary reports do not indicate which vehicle was carrying the 33-year-old woman who was killed, but reports do say that none of the individuals who were hurt in the crash were wearing seatbelts when it occurred.

When a collision occurs on a Tennessee roadway, an injured individual may find life suddenly and irrevocably changed due to the negligence of another party. A serious personal injury could lead to weeks or months of medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering. The property damage that is often associated with a motor vehicle accident only adds to the total financial loss that might be suffered by a car accident victim.

Upper Tennessee residents who are seriously injured in a crash may be relieved to know that an attorney may be able to help them pursue financial compensation for the full extent of their loss. The attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies on behalf of a client. If insurers are unwilling to agree to a fair settlement, the attorney could seek damages against any liable parties in civil court.

Source: WATE, "1 dead, 2 injured in Campbell County crash," Staff, March 12, 2015

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