THP: Jellico man killed in Sunday crash

A Jellico man was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 63 in Scott County on Sunday afternoon.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that 31-year-old Christopher Elliott of Jellico had been headed west in a Ford Fusion shortly after 5 pm Sunday when his vehicle crossed over the center line and I nto the path of an eastbound Dodge Ram pickup. The two vehicles collided, and the pickup ended up on its roof.

Elliott was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital and the THP report states that he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The driver of the Dodge, 19-year-old Devin Day of Pioneer, was injured in the wreck, but his passenger, another 19-year-old man, was not hurt. Both of them were wearing seat belts, according to the THP.

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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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