2012 NPT PHOTOS BY DAVID POPIEL This, top, 1986 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by William Warren, 56, of 122 Cove Way, in Newport, collided with a Ford Thunderbird, below, in an accident on West Highway 25/70 on Monday, Sept. 17. The impact caused both vehicles to go off the highway.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-09-18 10:07:05)
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-There were three unrelated accidents involving five Newport residents, from Friday, Sept. 14, to Monday, Sept. 17.

Two were airlifted by helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

Another driver in a separate accident fled the scene of the wreck he was in, and was arrested later that day, according to the Cocke County Sheriff's Department.

Jason D. Carr, 28, of 606 Lehigh Drive, in Newport, was the person arrested after he allegedly fled from the scene of an accident he was involved in, on Friday, Sept. 14, at 3:30 p.m., K9 Cocke County Deputy Sheriff Chris Gregg reported.

Terra J. Ellison, 36, of 594 Lehigh Drive, in Newport, said that she was headed west on Lehigh Drive, in her 1994 Ford F15 pickup truck, near the cross street of Lamplighter Road, when Carr, driving a 1987 Mazda B22, allegedly came around a curve and slid into her truck, damaging the vehicle and injuring Ellison.

Carr was located and arrested later in the evening, and received charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, and causing injury and leaving the scene of an accident, according to Lt. C.J. Ball.

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