Two deputies, person injured in crash at Unaka Avenue in Johnson City


JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies and another person were injured in a three-vehicle crash near the intersection of Unaka Avenue and Baxter street Wednesday.

According to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, the two deputies had been exchanging paperwork when another vehicle hit one of the cruisers, causing it to hit the other cruiser.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary crash report said a Ford Focus — driven by Joan Reiser, 72, of Johnson City, entered the intersection of East Unaka Avenue and hit the 2007 Ford Crown Victoria sheriff’s office cruiser, driven by Deputy Cynthia Hamrick.

According to the report, the Crown Victoria then spun around and hit another sheriff’s office cruiser — driven by Deputy Josh Walsh — driving beside the other cruiser.

All drivers were taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

According to the report, charges are pending against Reiser.

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