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75-year-old woman hit by vehicle in critical condition

Published: 8:38 PM, 01/24/2014 Last updated: 9:57 AM, 01/25/2014

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Faulty brakes on a vehicle are blamed for causing it to strike a 75-year-old woman walking outside Knowles Market, on Thursday, Jan. 23, the Newport Police Department reported.Loretta Lewis, Rankin Hill Road, Newport, was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.Lewis was reportedly walking from inside Knowles Market, North St., to check on an exterior gas pump when a 1995 GMC driven by Cecil "Spanky" Keller, 60, Battle Road, Newport, ran into her and knocked her to the ground at 4 p.m.For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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