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Fatal Collision on I-40: Mom killed, five injured in Saturday head-on crash


The driver of the Dodge Caravan, at left, Kristy Jones, of Toledo, Ohio, was killed when
her van was struck head-on by the black Mercury SUV seen at far right in the eastbound
lanes. Note the tractor-trailer in the background that went off the westbound lanes of I-40.
Published: 7:50 AM, 12/04/2012

A 35-year-old mother was killed and five people were injured, some critically, after a head-on collision in the eastbound lanes of I-40 just east of the Newport 435 mile marker.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Tyler Hall identified the victim as Kristy Jones of Toledo, Ohio. She was driving a 2006 Dodge caravan east on a vacation with the family.

Her van carrying a man and three children was struck head-on by the driver of a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer, and Trooper Hall reported that this driver was in the wrong lanes.

Dan Williams, 39, of 227 Lower Bogard Road, was identified as the driver of the black SUV and he was critically injured and may face charges after the investigation is complete.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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