Lifestar sent to accident in Jellico

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Jellico (WVLT) - One person is dead and two people are hurt after an accident on Interstate 75 in Jellico.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a Chevy Astrovan was traveling south on Interstate 75 when its right rear tire blew out. The van lost control and struck the median ditch, overturned and came to rest in the median.

The highway patrol says 47-year-old Jimmy L. Smith from Hermitage, PA was killed. Also, 37-year-old Vaughncille L. McCoy from Youngstown, OH and 68-year-old Charles L. McCoy, also from Youngstown, OH, were injured.

The McCoys were flown to UT Medical center. No word on their conditions.

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