Woman survives leap from moving vehicle

10:00 am | July 24, 2013

Police are unsure what led an Elizabethton woman to jump from a moving vehicle on Broad Street Tuesday morning, a leap that led to multiple injuries.

Photo by Brandon HicksHarley Thomas gives Patrol Officer Trevor Salyer his statement after his girlfriend, Katlyn Cannon, jumped from his pickup while they were traveling on Broad Street Tuesday morning.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Harley Thomas gives Patrol Officer Trevor Salyer his statement after his girlfriend, Katlyn Cannon, jumped from his pickup while they were traveling on Broad Street Tuesday morning.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Katlyn G. Cannon was injured after leaping from a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by her boyfriend, Harley Thomas.

Thomas would later tell authorities that he was driving around 30 mph when Cannon jumped.

Cannon was attended to by members of the Elizabethton Police Department until the arrival of the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad, who transported her to the Johnson City Medical Center to be treated for head trauma. In a press release, the EPD would later report that Cannon’s injuries were “non-life threatening.”

EPD officers interviewed both Thomas and Cannon to determine what led her to jump from the vehicle. According to Sgt. Matt Croy, however, who was on the scene, the two stories didn’t quite agree.

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