UPDATE: THP investigating 19E crash involving undercover officer

1:18 pm | July 3, 2013

Elizabethton Police Department Capt. Joy Markland said two drivers, including an undercover narcotics officer, were transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital for treatment after a Wednesday afternoon vehicle crash on Highway 19E in front of the CVS drug store.

Photo by Nathan BakerRescue workers are in the process of cleaning up a two-vehicle crash on 19E.

Photo by Nathan Baker
Rescue workers are in the process of cleaning up a two-vehicle crash on 19E.

Elizabethton firefighters and Carter County Rescue Squad personnel cut the top off to remove the driver of a white Ford, hit  in the side by the Nissan sedan driven by the officer.

Markland said the accident is being investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol to determine the cause.

The Nissan, owned by the city, was towed from the scene of the crash to a municipal lot.

In the midst of heavy rains, traffic was slowed and reduced to one lane on the southbound side of 19E until the vehicles were removed.

 

Here’s the information we reported earlier:

Emergency crews are working the scene of a crash on 19E in front of CVS Pharmacy involving two vehicles, one of them driven by an undercover Elizabethton Police Department officer.

EPD officers on the scene said there are possible injuries in the crash, and rescue squad workers are currently attempting to remove the occupants of both vehicles.

Check www.starhq.com later for more information.

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