Two dead after Claiborne County accident

Two dead after Claiborne County accident


TAZEWELL (WATE) - Two people are dead after an early morning car accident.

It happened Saturday morning around 3 a.m. Officials said Katie Johnson, 19, was pulling her vehicle onto US Highway 25E from Lone Mountain Road, when she pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer and the truck hit her car in the driver's side door.

A passenger was in the car with Johnson during the accident, William West, 22, of Tazewell died at the scene. Johnson was transported to UT Medical Center where she died around 10:15 p.m. Neither Johnson nor West were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Daniel Marksbury, 37, of Williamstown, Ky. was not injured in the accident.

Criminal charges are pending in the incident.

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