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Woman dies after two-car crash

Rescue workers attempt to free the driver of a car involved in a fatal accident on U.S. Hwy 27 Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Independent Herald photo/Paul Roy)
Rescue workers attempt to free the driver of a car involved in a fatal accident on U.S. Hwy 27 Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Independent Herald photo/Paul Roy)

HELENWOOD — A 71-year-old Kentucky woman died Saturday from injuries sustained in an accident on U.S. Hwy. 27 here Thursday.

Ann Phelps, 71, of Burnside, Ky., was one of three people airlifted from the scene of the grinding, two-car collision, which occurred on U.S. Hwy. 27 just north of the overpass of the industrial access road to Scott County Airport.

The lunch hour crash involved a Toyota Camry, driven by a Scott County woman, and a Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by a Pulaski County woman.

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[s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)]Two Lifestar helicopters were almost immediately dispatched to Scott County. Ultimately, the drivers of both vehicles were airlifted, along with Phelps, who was a passenger in the Eclipse.

The drivers — identified by the Tennessee Highway Patrol as Welby Hutchison, 24, of Burnside, Ky., and Tewanna Myers, 22, of Helenwood — were both airlifted.

Both drivers were pinned in the wreckage for a brief time, leading to the Scott County Rescue Squad being summoned to the scene.

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The accident was investigated by THP, with assistance from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.[/s2If]

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