|Published: 9:57 AM, 04/24/2013
||Last updated: 9:57 AM, 04/24/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A Tellico Plains man was
killed in a late night Friday car wreck that left five others
Tennessee Highway Patrolman Cory
Russell said Amber Dawn Maddox, 28, Madisonville, was in the
southbound lane of Highway 411 just before 11 p.m., traveling north
in the wrong direction when she hit Jacob Ownby, 21, head on, killing
him, injuring his two passengers and injuring everyone in her car.
Russell said Ownby's Toyota Camry
spun off the right hand shoulder and came to a stop while Maddox's
Nissan Altima spun into the median.
Alex Ownby, 21, Tellico Plains, and
Scarlett Ownby, 2, were listed as the injured passengers in Jacob
Ownby's car. Both were treated and released from the University of
Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Amber Maddox is listed in critical
Condition at UT Medical Center, along with 5-year-old passenger
Peyton Maddox. Seven-year-old Christian Maddox was treated and
Russell's report shows everyone in
Ownby's car was using a safety belt or device while no one in
Maddox's was properly restrained.
Russell requested drug and alcohol
tests for both drivers and said there were indicators Maddox was
drinking. Charges are pending.
Subscribe to The Advocate and Democrat by clicking SUBSCRIBE.
Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Advocate and Democrat by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting
your email address next to "Add Me" near the top left corner.