Maryville woman dies in three-vehicle crash on West Broadway
By J.J. Kindred | (email@example.com)
An 82-year-old Maryville woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident Monday morning on West Broadway Avenue near the intersection of Sandy Springs Road in Maryville.
The name and address of the victim were not released Monday because most the woman’s family are from out of town and not all of them had been contacted, Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said.
The Maryville Police and Fire departments, along with Rural/Metro Ambulance Service were dispatched to the scene.
The vehicles involved included a 2011 gray Ford Ranger pickup truck, driven by 25-year-old Sara Harmon of Tallassee, who used the truck as a courier vehicle for Auto Zone on West Broadway.
Victim driving Lexus
The victim was driving a 2000 beige Lexus.
The third vehicle was a 2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty pickup truck, driven by 33-year-old Michael Huffstetler of Gillenwater Road in Maryville, who drove the truck for Rite-Hite Holding Corp. of Charlotte, N.C., as a company vehicle.
Crisp said both the victim’s and Huffstetler’s vehicles were traveling westbound on Broadway, while Harmon’s vehicle was traveling eastbound.
“It is too early at this point to describe what happened,” Crisp said. “We’re not releasing any circumstances at this time. The investigation is still ongoing.”
Harmon was transported by Rural/Metro to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition. She was wearing a seat belt and her vehicle’s air bag had deployed, Crisp said.
Huffstetler was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Crisp said.