Car wreck leaves one dead

From Staff Reports

   A man was killed late Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle car accident on U.S. Highway 19E.
   According to officers of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the vehicle, a gray Plymouth Sundance with a Carter County registration tag, had been traveling south on U.S. Highway 19E near the intersection with Old Highway 19E at the time of the crash.
   The vehicle apparently crossed over the center lines and struck a guardrail on the far side of the road which sent the vehicle into the air and down over an embankment. The car flipped, ejecting the driver, before coming to rest on Old Highway 19E. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
   One resident who lived near the scene of the crash reported hearing the sound of tires squealing and the noise the car made when it struck the guardrail but said he had not seen the crash.
   Further information about the wreck was unavailable Wednesday evening. Dispatchers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said that no further information was being released pending the notification of the next of kin.