UPDATE: 17-year-old killed in head-on Johnson City crash Tuesday


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old was killed in a crash in Johnson City on Tuesday afternoon.

According to an updated release from the Johnson City Police Department around 3:46 p.m., a Nissan Altima was traveling north on Suncrest Drive near Gray Commons Court when it crossed into the southbound lane and into the path of a Chevrolet Silverado.

The driver of the Nissan, who was identified only as a 17-year-old, died at the scene due to injuries received in the head-on crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as Thomas Snodgrass, 80, of Jonesborough. Snodgrass and a passenger were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Snodgrass was admitted to the Johnson City Medical Center in stable condition, and the passenger has been discharged.

The crash remains under investigation by the police department’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team.

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