Three injured in Hwy. 321 wreck

From Staff Reports

   Three men were injured in a three-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 321 in the Elk Mills community at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
   Raymond E. Turner, of Green Hollow Road, Butler, and the passenger in his 1987 van, Chad Rambo, of Creekbank Road, Elizabethton, were both transported to the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Turner was airlifted to the hospital by Wings Air Rescue and Rambo was transported by members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. The third man, Michael S. Cobb, received a minor injury and refused medical treatment by emergency personnel.
   According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Musick, Cobb was driving a 1983 Honda Prelude northbound on U.S. Highway 321 just south of Montgomery Road when the accident occurred.
   "He crossed the center line and struck a 1987 Dodge van," Musick said. "This caused the (van) to lose control and go off the roadway over an embankment where it did a barrel role."
   Debris from the impact struck a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Sean A. Stoner, 30, of Charlotte, N.C., that was traveling north behind the Prelude, causing minor damage to the Prelude. Both the Dodge Van and the Honda Prelude were severely damaged.
   Neither the driver of the Impala nor the passenger in the Prelude, Tommy Minyard, 29, of Bristol, were injured in the accident.
   Turner was listed in fair condition at the Johnson City Medical Center Tuesday night and Rambo was listed in good condition.