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December 30th, 2013 3:45 pm by Wes Bunch

Update: Church Hill woman killed in Sunday night wreck

Update: 4 p.m.

HILTONS -- A Tennessee woman was killed late Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Scott County.

Virginia State Police identified the deceased as Robin H. McAmis, 57, of Church Hill, Tenn.

The driver of the second vehicle involved in the accident was identified as Thomas G. Dooley, 57, of Hiltons. Dooley, his wife Cathy Dooley, 53, and his grandson, Thomas Dooley, 3, were all injured in the accident.

All three were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center. According to a Wellmont spokesman, Cathy Dooley remained in the hospital Monday night in critical condition, while her husband was treated and released. No information is available on their grandson.

According to the VSP, the wreck occurred around 10:15 p.m. Sunday on the 3400 block of Bristol Highway, about .8 miles west of the intersection of Academy Drive.

According to the VSP, McAmis was killed when her 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. Authorities said the McAmis' Pontiac was traveling westbound when it suddenly lost control and slid across the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.

At that point, the Chevrolet, which was traveling eastbound, was unable to avoid McAmis and struck her vehicle in the passenger side door. McAmis was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The incident is still under investigation by VSP troopers.

Authorities said they were still working to determine what caused McAmis to lose control of her vehicle.

Speed was not believed to be a factor, authorities said, since both cars appeared to be driving close the 55 mph speed limit posted on that stretch of Bristol Highway. All four individuals involved in the crash were wearing proper restraints, authorities said.
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HILTONS — One person was killed and three others injured following a two-vehicle collision Sunday night on Bristol Highway in Scott County.

The identity of the deceased was being withheld Monday morning pending notification of relatives.

At least one other motorist involved in the accident was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The extent of the other passengers' injuries were not readily available Monday morning.

The crash occurred around 10:15 p.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of Bristol Highway in Scott County and is being investigated by the Virginia State Police.

According to the VSP, the driver of a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix was killed when their vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander.  

Authorities said the Pontiac was traveling westbound when it suddenly lost control and crossed the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.

At that point, the Chevrolet, which was traveling eastbound, struck the Pontiac in the passenger side door. The driver of the Pontiac was pronounced dead a short time later.

At least one of the three passengers in the Chevrolet was  transported by ambulance to Kingsport for treatment. The other passengers in the Chevrolet also sustained injuries on the crash.

The incident is still under investigation by VSP troopers.

Authorities said they were still working to determine what caused the driver of the Pontiac to lose control of their car.

Speed was not believed to be a factor, authorities said, since both cars appeared to be driving close the 55 mph speed limit posted on that stretch of Bristol Highway. All four individuals involved in the crash were wearing seatbelts, authorities said.

More information on the wreck is expected to be released by the VSP Monday afternoon.

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