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Fatal single-car crash near Clinton Highway

11:54 AM, May 30, 2010   |    comments
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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.

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