2 killed, 3 injured in Cocke County car crash

NEWPORT (WATE) – Two people were killed and three injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Cocke County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a 1982 Cadillac driven by Ronnie Gibbs, 71, was going south on Highway 321 around 12:35 p.m. when, according to passenger Elaine Kelly, 63, Gibbs passed out and she could not revive him. The Cadillac crossed the center line and hit a 2004 Dodge driven by Kristin Merritt, 21.

Gibbs and Merritt both died. Two children in Merritt’s vehicle, ages 1 and 2, were injured, as was Kelly.

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