Four injured in U.S. Hwy. 91 wreck


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Four people, including a small child, were transported to a local hospital following this two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 91 Monday afternoon.

From Staff Reports
Four people, including a small child and two other juveniles, were transported to the Johnson City Medical Center Monday afternoon following an afternoon traffic accident on U.S. Highway 91.
Rose Plank, 21, 777 U.S. Highway 91, the driver of an older model Ford Crown Victoria, was one of the four transported to the Johnson City Medical Center by members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. The names of the small child and the two juveniles were withheld due to their ages.
According to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Michael Carlock, a black Kia Sephia was traveling in the outside of two southbound lanes on U.S. Highway 91 in the area of The Movie Shack when it struck the Crown Victoria driven by Plank.
Carlock said Plank was in the north turning lane on the highway attempting to turn into the driveway of her residence when she turned into the path of the Kia driven by one of the two juveniles who was injured.
A third vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was traveling in the inside of the two southbound lanes at the time of the accident, according to Carlock. The driver of the Camry swerved to avoid striking the Crown Victoria.
The second juvenile transported by Carter County Rescue Squad members to the Medical Center was a passenger in the Kia. The small child who sustained injuries was a passenger in Plank's vehicle.
Members of the Carter County Rescue Squad and the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department had to extricate Plank from her vehicle.
Carlock said he did not know the extent of the injuries sustained by the four individuals. He also said the accident is still under investigation pending an interview with witnesses and those injured.