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One charged, one injured in Johnson City collision

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 07:43:08 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 19 2014 04:23:38 PM CDT
unaka wreck 6-19-14

Photo from Sgt. John Hames

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

UPDATE 5:06 p.m.: Johnson City authorities have released the names of the people involved in the crash, as well as charges against one of the drivers.

The full press release is as follows:

"At approximately 9:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two vehicle traffic crash involving injuries at E. Unaka Ave. and Pine Grove Rd. Upon arrival at the scene, the driver of one vehicle was found to be entrapped and unconscious and thought to have life threatening injuries. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the department’s Traffic Crash Investigation Unit was called to investigate the crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck was travelling west on E. Unaka Ave. and a 1992 Acura Legend was south bound on Pine Grove Ave. The driver of the truck was identified as 24 yr. old David Johnson of 2523 Watauga Rd., Johnson City and the driver of the Acura was identified as 24 yr. old Victor Canseco of 908 Pine Grove Rd. #2, Johnson City. Mr. Canseco was attempting to make a left turn onto E. Unaka Ave. and drove into the path of the pick-up causing the “T”- bone collision. The front of the truck struck the Acura in the driver’s side front and rear doors causing significant penetration into the passenger compartment and entrapping Mr. Canseco. After extrication of the injured driver, he was transported to JCMCH by ambulance

Charges are pending against Mr. Canseco for Driving on a Revoked License, Failure to Yield Right of Way and Violation of Financial Responsibility. The Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating the crash with more charges possibly being placed at the conclusion of the investigation."

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Johnson City Police are investigating a serious collision that sent one person to the hospital.

Officers say it happened at the intersection of Unaka Avenue and Pine Grove Road around 10 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators say a car pulled out from a stop sign into the path of a pick-up truck. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

No names have been released. We'll have more information as it's available.