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UPDATE: Fatal accident in Rhea County

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One person is dead following an accident in Rhea County Friday afternoon and another person was airlifted to the hospital.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports the two vehicle accident happened on Hwy 27, 3 miles north of Spring City around 4:30p.m.

52-year-old Vickie Powell of Spring City was going north on Hwy 27 when 62-year-old Victor Kirkpatrick, Sr. driving his Chevy entered the roadway from a private lot.  He was in the process of crossing Hwy 27 when he crossed into Powell's lane and she hit the front side of the vehicle. 

Powell was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Kirkpatrick was airlifted to Erlanger where he is listed in stable condition.

He was driving on a revoked driver's license for a DUI 3rd offense. 

Charges are pending against Kirkpatrick.

Neither driver was using a seat belt.


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