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Fort Henry Drive wreck claims life of Dungannon man

Staff Report • Aug 11, 2009 at 12:00 AM

KINGSPORT — A Dungannon, Va., man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a single-vehicle accident Tuesday evening.

According to the Kingsport Police Department, Jeremy McNew, 20, P.O, Box 233, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer southbound on Fort Henry Drive near Fort Patrick Henry Dam at about 5:30 when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve.

The Explorer crossed the grass median and northbound traffic lanes and entered the shoulder before striking several trees and coming to rest on its side. McNew was wearing a seatbelt, and the vehicle’s air bags deployed.

The KPD’s Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.

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