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THP investigating crash, death of Kingsport woman

Published On: Sep 09 2013 02:13:16 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 09 2013 12:09:19 PM CDT
Tennessee Highway Patrol

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

An investigation is underway after officers say a Kingsport, Tennessee woman crashed and died Sunday night. It happened on Highway 36 in Sullivan County.

Tennessee Highway Patrol tells News 5 43-year-old Michelle Simpson was driving south on the highway when she crossed the opposite lane, went off the shoulder into a ditch and eventually traveled into the woods, hitting a tree.

Troopers say neighbors reported hearing a crash between 10:30 and 11 11 p.m., but it's unknown what time the accident actually occurred.

The investigation is ongoing.