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Vehicle overturns into creek, but driver barely injured

Jasmine Sells, 16, of Newport, suffered only minor scratches and abrasions when this
1998 Mercury Mystique she was driving in the rain went off New Cave Church Road near
Splashaway Road on Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department
reported. At the right is Creed Hance, a nearby resident.
Published: 8:11 AM, 09/19/2013 Last updated: 8:12 AM, 09/19/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Jasmine Sells, 16, of 445 Trentham Road, in Newport, was driving a 1998 Mercury Mystique in the rain Wednesday, headed west on New Cave Church Road, before Splashaway Road, when the lost control of the vehicle, hit a tree, and overturned into a low-water creek below the road.

Miraculously, Sells suffered only minor scratches and abrasions, said Lt. C.J. Ball of the Cocke County Sheriff's Department.

Sells was teary-eyed and understandably emotional following the wreck, which occurred at about 3:30 p.m., the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.

Lt. C.J. Ball said Sells had just gotten out of school and was driving on the rain-splattered "oily" road when she lost control of the vehicle.

For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

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