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Woman dies after being ejected in Kingsport crash

Rain Smith • Apr 15, 2013 at 10:52 AM

A Johnson City woman has died after being ejected during a Sunday evening crash at the Interstate 81 and Interstate 26 interchange.

On Monday morning Kingsport police said Brenda Jean Fatherree, 47, succumbed to her injuries overnight at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. She was flown from the crash to the hospital in critical condition.

At approximately 6:07 p.m. Sunday the KPD Traffic Unit was dispatched to the single-vehicle rollover incident. Preliminary investigation revealed Brenda Jean Fatherree was the passenger in a 2001 Jeep Wrangler traveling south on I-81, driven by Albert Fatherree III, 49, also of Johnson City.

KPD Sgt. Joe Earles said Albert Fatherree appears to have, "made a maneuver for an unknown reason to the right near mile marker 56.8 and lost control." The Jeep reportedly exited the roadway into the grassy area near the off ramp to Johnson City via I-26, rolling and ejecting Brenda Fatherree.

Albert Fatherree was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center for treatment of injuries in stable condition.

On Monday morning Kingsport police said an investigation into the crash in continuing.

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