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Spruce Pine Wreck

More information has been released after a deadly crash Tuesday night in Mitchell County.

The Spruce Pine Police Department responded to the single car crash on US 19E Highway just before 6:30PM last night. 

The vehicle, a 2001 Pontiac four door, traveled left of center on Oak Avenue before going through a grassy area on the shoulder of US 19E Highway.

The vehicle then began to overturn and continued across US 19E Highway before coming to rest on the opposite shoulder of the roadway.

The driver, Jeremy Wayne Greene, remained in the vehicle and the two passengers, Vickie Burleson Rumfelt and her son Jeremy James Rumfelt, were ejected from the vehicle.

Jeremy Greene was airlifted to Mission Hospital and is listed in fair condition.

Vickie Rumfelt was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

Jeremy Rumfelt was airlifted to Mission Hospital were he later died as a result of his injuries.

Spruce Pine Police Department is still investigating the accident but state speed was a factor.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to please call the Spruce Pine Police Department at (828) 765-2233.


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