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1 killed, 1 injured when car crashes into pole

- Associated Press - Saturday, February 15, 2014

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - One person has died and another has been injured when a car ran off the road and into a utility pole in eastern Tennessee.

WVLT-TV in Knoxville reported ( ) that the car driven by Tabatha Rogers of Sevierville went off the road in Sevier County at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Rogers, who was in her mid-20s, died in the crash.

The report says Rogers was not wearing a seatbelt. However, Trooper Brian Lawson investigated the incident and reported his opinion that a seat belt would not have made a difference.

Troopers say a passenger in the car, 27-year-old Tara Yates of Seymour, was injured, but the extent of those injuries wasn't immediately known.


Information from: WVLT-TV,

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