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UPDATE: One dead in Carter County crash

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:15:35 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 10 2013 02:46:03 PM CDT
19 E Crash

Photo by Derek Stetzler

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash in Carter County.

It happened just after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning on Highway 19-E.

According to the trooper on the scene,  the man was driving the wrong way when he hit a tractor-trailer head-on and died.

The trooper told our crew this man is not from here and they found beer cans in his car.

The northbound lanes are open one lane is open in the southbound until crews can clear the scene.