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Ohio woman killed, 4 passengers injured after wrong-way crash in Tennessee

Wire • Dec 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

A Toledo woman was killed and her passengers were injured early Saturday by a wrong-way driver whose vehicle struck hers head on.

The crash was reported about 5:13 a.m. on eastbound I-40 in Newport, east of Knoxville.

Kristy Lynn Jones, 35, of Toledo, was pronounced dead, according to information from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Her passengers, Ronald Boone, 36, of Oregon; Rachel Jones, 11, of Oregon; Amanda Constner, 13, of Toledo, and Aolani Boone, 1, of Oregon were injured.

The patrol did not report the severity of their injuries.

The Tennessee patrol said that a vehicle driven by Dan Williams, 39, of Newport, Tenn., was westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-40 when it struck the eastbound vehicle driven by Ms. Jones. Alcohol and drugs were listed as contributing factors in the crash.

An online story by the Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Ms. Jones and her passengers were on their way to Disney World.

Williams did not wear a seat belt. Everyone in Ms. Jones' vehicle wore a seat belt except Ms. Costner, who also was flown to an area hospital for treatment of injuries, authorities said.


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