Woman loses arm in North Knox County car accident

Woman loses arm in North Knox County car accident

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A woman's arm was amputated during a morning accident in North Knox County.

Victoria Jones, 19, was the passenger in a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder driven by her boyfriend Christopher Lowery, 19. 

Lowery told investigators that he was driving east on Andersonville Pike when the right wheel of the vehicle left the roadway.

The vehicle then went into a ditch and hit a tree, sending the vehicle back into the road where it did a 180-degree spin. 

Investigators are not sure if Jones had her arm out of the window or the force of the impact caused her arm to be amputated. 

She was flown by Lifestar to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.  

Lowery was also taken to the hospital for a blood draw to determine if drugs or alcohol were in his system. 

The wreck is under investigation. Both Jones and Lowery were wearing their seatbelts.

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