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Accident victim flown to UT Medical Center

Published: 11:18 PM, 10/05/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-An 88-year-old Kodak, Tenn. resident had to be extricated from her vehicle with the Jaws of Life, and flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, following a two-vehicle collision near the Cocke County/Jefferson County line, on Friday, Oct. 5, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

Mary Riggs, the Kodak resident, was one of two passengers in a 2006 Nissan Maxima driven by Dana Sikes, 30, of Kodak, that was traveling eastbound on Highway 25/70, THP Trooper Raines reported.

The Nissan was traveling behind a 2000 Toyota Tacoma driven by Matthew Swann, 25, of Dandridge. At about 2 p.m., near the intersection with Indian Creek Road, the Nissan driver, Sikes, reportedly went into the westbound lane in an attempt to pass the Toyota, and swerved into the Toyota, Trooper Raines stated in his report.

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