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Knoxville woman killed in west Knox Co. head-on crash

9:28 AM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, a 29-year-old woman was killed when the BMW convertible she was riding in struck a pickup truck head-on Tuesday.

The accident injured driver of the convertible, another passenger in the convertible and the driver of the pickup truck.

The investigating trooper says Jamea N. Gambrell, 50-years-old, of Knoxville was driving her 1997 BMW convertible northbound on Lovell Road when the vehicle crossed over into the path of a 2003 Dodge pickup truck. Gambrell was injured.  It is unknown if she was wearing a seat belt.  Passenger Krista C. Thomasson, 29-years-old, of Knoxville was killed.  Another passenger, Sierra A. Sullivan, 19-years-old, of Oak Ridge, was injured.  Thomasson was not wearing a seat belt.  It is unknown if Sullivan was.

The Dodge pickup was driven by Jeffery L. Darago, 57-years-old, of Knoxville.  He was injured.

Citations and criminal charges are pending.

Editor's note: We previously reported the deceased and the injured passenger were riding in the truck.  That was an error.  We apologize for any confusion.

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