Roane crash kills one

A single-car crash on Sunday night killed one person in Roane County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at around 8:25 pm Sunday on River Road, south of Kingston.

The THP report states that 57-year-old Sally Jenkins had been driving her 1997 Jeep on River Road when the vehicle left the right side of the road and went airborne, colliding with a tree and rolling over on to its top. Jenkins, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected through the windshield, and died from her injuries.

The accident report notes that a seat belt likely would not have made a difference in the outcome of the crash. The report also states that while drugs and alcohol are not believed to have played roles in Sunday’s deadly crash, blood tests have been requested, as is standard procedure in a fatal wreck in Tennessee.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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