One Driver Cited
For Driving On A
BY KEN LITTLE
Two men suffered injuries in a two-vehicle collision about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on the Erwin Highway, at Painter Road.
One of the drivers, 26-year-old James Jordan, was cited for driving on a suspended license and having no proof of insurance, investigating Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Kilday said.
Kilday said Jordan, of Fannin Road, was northbound in a 1992 Toyota Corolla and slowed to make a left turn on Painter Road.
A 2001 Dodge minivan driven by John Badenhope, 51, of Shakerag Road, was following the Toyota and Badenhope attempted to pull around the car.
At the same time, Jordan pulled back into the northbound traffic lane, causing the minivan to crash into the car and spin it off the road, Kilday said.
Both men were taken by Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Services to Laughlin Memorial Hospital. Their conditions were not available this morning.
The wreck tied up rush-hour traffic on Erwin Highway (Highway 107) for about 45 minutes.
Assisting at the crash scene were members of the Nolichuckey Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad.
The wreck remains under investigation, Kilday said.