One Person Dead, Two Injured After Head-On Crash in Polk County, TN
POLK COUNTY, TN. – One person is dead and two others are injured after a head-on crash January 8 in Polk County, Tennessee, according to an online news story reported at newschannel9.com. Police believe the deceased victim caused the crash by losing control on a curve in the road.*
The crash occurred on the afternoon of January 8 on Tennessee State Highway 314. At approximately 2 p.m., a woman was driving southbound on Highway 314 and attempted to travel around a slight curve in the road. For unknown reasons, she lost control of her vehicle and crossed the centerline of the road. After crossing over the line, her vehicle crashed head-on into a northbound vehicle.
After impact, the woman’s car rotated and traveled off the road. The other vehicle continued after impact and crashed into a concrete mailbox, then came to a rest in someone’s yard near the scene of the accident. The make and model of neither vehicle was reported.
The woman who was driving the first vehicle sustained critical injuries and died at the scene. She was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. She has been identified as Delores Stewart, of Benton, Tennessee. Her age was not reported. It is not yet clear what caused her to lose control of her vehicle and cross over the centerline. Aside from misjudging the curve in the road, no other potential factors were reported.
The driver of the second car, Mildred Seal (age not reported), of Andrews, North Carolina, and a passenger in that car, Bill Seal Jr. (age not reported), also of Andrews, were injured in the crash. Emergency crews transported them to a local hospital, where their current conditions are not known.
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