Woman killed in Stoney Creek auto accident identified

2:33 pm | July 17, 2013

Officials have identified the woman killed in an auto accident in Stoney Creek on Wednesday afternoon as 20-year-old Whitney Richards of Johnson City.

According to the report released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Richards and 12-year-old Ellie Price of Elizabethton were walking southbound on state Route 91 in Stoney Creek when a pickup truck, also traveling southbound, crossed over onto the shoulder and struck her from behind.

The driver of the vehicle was tested for intoxicants, but authorities said they do not believe drugs or alcohol was a contributing factor to the accident.

Authorities added that Price was “clipped” by the truck, but was “okay.”

The Elizabethton STAR will continue to provide details on the accident as information becomes available.

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