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(WBIR-Sevier County) Two women are dead after an accident in Sevier County early Saturday morning.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said the driver, identified as Tabatha Rogers, in her mid-20's, from Sevierville, died after she ran off Old Newport Highway and hit a utility pole.

A passenger, Tara Yates, 27, from Seymour, was injured in the crash and taken to the hospital.

She was pronounced dead just after 1:30.

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