Woman, 2 Children Killed in Roane Crash

Kingston, Roane County (WVLT) - A woman and her two small children are dead after an accident on highway 58 in Roane County.

Authorities say 27-year-old Heather Mitchell and her two children, two year old Alyssa and one year old Haley, were killed when Mitchell's Mazda pulled out in front of a cement truck around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon on Man's Hollow Road.

Mitchell's husband, 23-year-old Joey Mitchell, was also in the car.
He was injured, along with the driver of the cement truck, 45-year-old Harry Nash
.
Right now, authorities are trying to figure out if other factors may have been involved in the crash.

"It was raining, or had just rained at the time, and I'm not sure that was a factor at this point," Lt. Lucious Howard said.

Authorities say everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.


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  • by Lucy Location: York on Aug 21, 2007 at 01:49 PM
    The truck driver is my uncle. He is totally torn up about this young mother and her childrens' lives being cut so short. My family's prayers go out to this young family.
  • by precious Location: knoxville tn on Jul 19, 2007 at 10:28 PM
    heather was a great person i have known her for a while i went to school with her and her husband joey i am sorry all this happened so fast my prayers are with the family of heather and joey ashley i am sorry to hear about the loss of your sister and nieces god bless this family
  • by wayne on Jul 18, 2007 at 09:31 PM
    this is a sad thing i drive a cement truck and they are hard to stop. it makes you think being. a wet road did not help matters any.i feel bad for all envolved in this accident

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