Two car crash injures three people

POSTED: 5:38 PM Oct 09 2012
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

A two-car crash backed up traffic in Carter County Tuesday morning.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 6:45 a.m. when a car going south on 19-E swerved to avoid hitting a roll of wire fencing in the road.

The driver, 19-year-old James R. Ollis of Roan Mountain, lost control of his car, went into the other lane and hit another car.

Ollis’ car then went into a ditch and flipped over.

Police said the other car, driven by 25-year-old Derrick Woodward of Watauga, hit a guardrail and spun out.

The two drivers and Woodward’s passenger, 19-year-old Bradley S. Whitson of Elizabethton, were all taken to area hospitals. There was no word on their conditions on Tuesday evening.

19-E was closed for more than hour and traffic was backed up in the area.