Police identify woman killed in wrong-way crash on Clinton Highway

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Authorities say speed was a factor in a crash that killed a Clinton woman Wednesday morning on Clinton Highway.

Sharon Barison, 48-years-old, of Clinton was a front seat passenger in a Monte Carlo that was traveling the wrong way in the northbound lanes.

The car, driven by 51-year-old James Daugherty of Clinton, struck a Toyota van head-on killing Barison.

Police say in a press release that Barison, Daugherty, and a rear seat passenger identified as 31-year-old Jessica Ivey of Powell were all not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the van, 69-year-old Gabriel Ferrari was wearing his seat belt.

The investigation is continuing.

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One person was killed in a wrong-way crash Wednesday morning on Clinton Highway.

According to Knoxville Police, the accident happened just before 8:30 am on Clinton Highway, just north of Murray Driver.

A Chevy Monte Carlo was driving south in the northbound lanes and hit a Toyota Sienna van head on.

Three people in the Monte Carlo were transported to UT Medical Center, where one of passengers was pronounced dead.  The driver suffered non life-threatening injuries, and the other passenger may have life-threatening injuries.  Their names have not been released.

The driver of the Sienna was not injured.

It is not known what caused the accident, or if drugs and alcohol could have been involved.


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