Car strikes East Knoxville store; charges pending against driver

Car strikes East Knoxville store; charges pending against driver

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The car struck the side of an East Knoxville Dollar General store. The car struck the side of an East Knoxville Dollar General store.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Charges were pending Friday night against a woman who drove into the side of an East Knoxville store.

It happened just before 10:00 a.m. in the 4600 block of Rutledge Pike.

Police said Emily Tackett, 59, was driving northbound on Rutledge Pike at a high rate of speed.

They said she veered off the road, down an embankment, and into the side of the Dollar General store in order to avoid hitting another vehicle.

Tackett was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center in serious condition.

No one else was hurt.

 

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