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Coworkers collecting funds for Virginia family that lost 3 in Rogersville head-on crash

Jeff Bobo • Jul 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM

NORTON, Va. — Friends and co-workers of a woman who was killed with two family members in a June 29 head-on collision on Highway 11-W in Rogersville are collecting funds to help offset the family's burial and medical expenses.

Deborah Lynn Kimberlin, 37, as well as her father-in-law Jimmy Kimberlin, 67; and mother-in-law Nancy L. Kimberlin, 51, were killed in the collision that occurred as they were returning home to Jonesville, Virginia, from a Boy Scout meeting.

Deborah's young daughter was also in the vehicle and was critically injured. According to reports, she suffered multiple broken bones and has undergone surgery.

Deborah's husband, Jimmy, and their son were in a separate car and witnessed the horrific crash, which occurred just west of the Route 66 underpass on 11-W shortly after 10 p.m..

Deborah Kimberlin was employed at Old Dominion Power Company (ODP) in Norton and was described by her co-workers as "Sweet Deborah."

The Norton ODP office is collecting donations, which will go toward family medical and funeral expenses.

You can send donations to: Old Dominion Power Company I/C/O the Jimmy Kimberlin family, 1000 Park Ave., Norton, VA 24273.

Donations can also be dropped off in person at the Norton ODP office.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol told the Times News on Monday that the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, but there is no new information to release.

At about 10:09 p.m., an eastbound 1999 Chevy Silverado driven by David E. Kelley Jr., 53, Kingsport, crossed the turn lane into oncoming traffic on 11-W and struck a westbound 2002 Chevy Cavalier driven by Deborah Kimberlin.

The Cavalier came to rest in the eastbound lanes of the highway.

The Silverado then rolled over, became airborne and landed on the front end of an eastbound 2007 BMW driven by Jeremy D. Pell, 41, of Rogersville.

Kelley, who was the lone occupant of his vehicle, was injured, as were Pell and his passenger, Stephanie Pell, 34, Rogersville. Kelley and the Kimberlin girl were flown from the scene via Wings Air Rescue. There was no information Monday on their conditions.

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