Crime

Woman dies in McCreary crash

A passenger in a white Ford Expedition died and two others were injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 27 in McCreary County.

Nena L. Johnson, 39, of Pine Knot was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Anthony D. Johnson, 39, also of Pine Knot, was traveling north on U.S. 27 when he attempted to pass another northbound vehicle. Johnson's Expedition collided head-on with a southbound white GMC Sierra pickup truck, according to a state police news release.

Anthony Johnson was flown to Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, and the driver of the pickup, Ronald C. Capehart, 54, of Knoxville, was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

All three were wearing seat belts, according to the news release.

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