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One killed, nine injured in four-vehicle accident involving ambulance

July 7th, 2013 2:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

One killed, nine injured in four-vehicle accident involving ambulance

A Hawkins County EMS ambulance was involved in a fatal four-vehicle accident Saturday night in Church Hill. (Photo submitted by Slater Teague)

CHURCH HILL — One person was killed and nine people were injured Saturday night after an ambulance carrying a burn patient from Mooresburg to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport struck a vehicle at a Church Hill intersection.

The burn victim had reportedly been injured in a fireworks accident.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Hawkins County EMS ambulance was eastbound on Highway 11-W when it struck a 2001 Toyota Corolla at the Silver Lake Road intersection.

The driver and lone occupant of the Toyota, Samantha K. Hathaway, 18, of Church Hill, was killed.

The ambulance then veered and struck a 2004 Saturn with four occupants including an 11-, 8- and 4-year-old; and a 2001 Nissa Sentra with one 18-year-old driver. The THP said both of those vehicles were waiting at the intersection to turn at the time of the accident.

According to the THP the ambulance was driven by Amanda Carr, 22, of Mooresburg, and the passengers were Kayla Murrell, 22, of Rogersville; Brenda Joyner, 39, of Chuckey; and the patient, Randall Ashley, 35, of Talbot.

The THP said the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

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