1 dead in East Knox County crash

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said speed may have been a factor in a crash Tuesday morning that killed a woman from Morristown.

The sheriff’s office said at around 6:42 a.m. a silver Hyundai Accent driven by Patsy Holbert, 60, going towards Jefferson County on Andrew Johnson Highway struck a guardrail at the Asheville Highway split. Deputies said the vehicle left the road, hit a culvert, flipped and landed in the grass.

Holbert was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. She was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

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