Sevierville woman died in Alcoa Highway wreck
Iva Butler | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Sevierville woman was pronounced dead and a Sevierville man is in critical condition following a crash Thursday on Alcoa Highway.
Clara Limerick, 71, Sevierville, was killed instantly as a result of the crash.
She was a passenger in a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Joseph Limerick, 69, Sevierville, who was taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was in critical condition.
An investigation into the fatal crash revealed that Joseph J. Limerick, 69, Sevierville, was driving southbound on Alcoa Highway at approximately 1:25 p.m. Thursday and was turning into the parking lot of Days Inn.
Limerick failed to yield the right of way and collided with a northbound 2005 Cadillac Escalade, driven by 33-year-old Christy B. Martin of Lenoir City, according to the Alcoa police report.
Martin was taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to to Blount Memorial Hospital where she was being treated for minor injuries that occurred during the accident.
Martin and Joseph and Clara Limerick were all wearing seatbelts. Airbags did deploy in both vehicles. Alcoa firefighters also responded to assist Alcoa police officers at the crash scene.