Wreck sends 2 to hospital, 1 to jail
Published 8:45 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Two men were taken to a local hospital for treatment and a third was taken to a local jail after a single-vehicle crash on Milligan Highway Friday afternoon that left a car on its top in a ditch.
Police arrested the car’s driver, Noah Lowe, 29, of 500 Jena Beth Drive, Apt. C, and charged him with first offense driving on a revoked license and failure to exercise due care.
The two passengers, 20-year-old Dustin James and 26-year-old Jeffery Wilson, both of Elizabethton, were taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Both were later released from the hospital.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday, officers of the Elizabethton Police Department responded to a report of a single-car crash in the 1200 block of Milligan Highway. When officers arrived, they saw a four-door white Buick LES on its top in the ditch on the south side of the road.
Lowe told EPD Officer Robert Bradshaw he was traveling west on Milligan Highway when a car in front of him slowed to make a left turn. Lowe said his brakes failed and he swerved to the left to avoid the collision and hit the ditch.
After hitting the ditch, the Buick overturned and came to a rest on its top, Bradshaw said.
The Carter County Rescue Squad responded to the scene. Medical personnel checked Lowe at the scene, and he refused to be taken to a hospital. The CCRS took James and Wilson to JCMC.
During the investigation into the accident, Bradshaw said he learned Lowe’s driver’s license had been revoked and he had nine prior charges for failing to answer citations. The check also showed Greene County Sheriff’s Department hold an outstanding warrant for Lowe’s arrest charging him with violation of probation.
Officers arrested Lowe and took him to the Carter County Detention Center. Lowe was arraigned in Carter County General Sessions Court on Monday morning and is scheduled to return to court Aug. 31.