UPDATE: 2 injured in crash involving Carter Co. deputy on Highway 19E


7 p.m. UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol says two people were injured in a car crash involving a Carter County Sheriff’s Office unit.

It happened around 4:18 p.m. on US 19E near Peter Hampton Drive.

According to THP, a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer pulled in front of CCSO Sgt. Michael Joe Malone’s Dodge Charger.

The driver and a passenger inside the Trailblazer had to be removed from the vehicle. They were taken to Johnson City Medical Center for their injuries.

The driver was identified as Dena Marie Wilson, 65 of Elizabethton, and passenger as Wanda Kay Goodwin, 71 of Elizabethton.

The deputy was treated for minor injuries at the scene according to state troopers.


5 p.m. UPDATE: ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with News Channel 11 that a deputy was involved in a crash on Highway 19E in Elizabethton Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said the deputy is okay, and that two people in another vehicle were taken to the hospital.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers were on scene.

First responders also said that Traffic on 19E southbound was being diverted to South Sycamore Street.

No further information was immediately available.



ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL)- Authorities are asking people to find an alternate route in Elizabethton after a crash on 19E near the intersection of Pete Hampton Drive.

In a post from the Hampton Valley Forge TN Volunteer Fire Department officials said, “City police advising Hwy 19E will be shut down for a while. Requesting everyone find alternate route around the area of Hwy 19E @ CVS due to a motor vehicle accident.”

A previous post on the fire department’s Facebook page said a Carter County officer vehicle was involved in the crash.

News Channel 11 has a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story as details become available.

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