Two die in separate Hawkins County, Johnson City wrecks

Jeff Bobo • Aug 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers worked two fatal accidents in the region over the weekend, including a two-car collision in Hawkins County Saturday and a single-car wreck in Johnson City on Sunday.

Charges are pending against a Rogersville teenager stemming from an accident that took the life of a 67-year-old Thorn Hill woman Saturday afternoon in western Hawkins County.

According to a report filed by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Christy Osborne, the accident occurred around 12:40 p.m. north of Mooresburg.

A 1999 Ford driven by Timothy Winstead, 18, of Rogersville, reportedly turned left from Mooresburg Springs Road into the northbound lane of Route 31, allegedly pulling into the path of a 1987 Plymouth driven by Chastity Hensley, 18, of Thorn Hill.

Killed in the accident was a backseat passenger in the Plymouth, Lillie Hensley, 67, of Thorn Hill.

Winstead, who was alone in his vehicle, as well as the other three occupants of the Plymouth suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The other occupants of the Plymouth included Franklin D. Hensley, 38, and Carolyn V. Hensley, 41, both of Thorn Hill.

According to the report, no alcohol or drug use is suspected, but charges are pending against Winstead. The report also stated that everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.

A single-car accident Sunday evening on Knob Creek Road in Johnson City took the life of 19-year-old Jamie Kemper of Jonesborough.

According to a report filed by Trooper Jeff Appleba, Kemper was traveling on Knob Creek Road around 5:12 p.m. Sunday when the car apparently left the roadway to the right side.

Appleba stated in his report that Kemper apparently overcorrected and the 1996 Chevy she was driving crossed through the oncoming lane of traffic, struck an embankment, flipped and struck a tree with the roof.

No alcohol or drug use is suspected. Kemper was alone in the vehicle and was wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

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