An 83-year-old woman was driving her car near the Food City on Clinton Highway when she veered off the road, over a six foot embankment, and struck a tree.
The accident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday evening. Iva Dockery Coffman of Knoxville was leaving the Food City when she lost control of her car and drove into a nearby backyard. She went over the embankment and hit a tree, sustaining serious injuries.
First responders transported the victim, Coffman, to UT Medical. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.