At around 7:30am Wednesday, February 1, 2017, an automobile accident on Highway 19/74 near Bryson Branch Road and Brady Curve in Topton resulted in 2 fatalities.
Trooper Shawn Wilson of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol tells WKRK that the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
A 2006 Honda CRV, driven by 20-year-old Meghan Krystina Blaylock of Murphy, NC was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane. A 2011 Ford Expedition, driven by 57-year-old Carver Odell Wilson of Andrews, NC was traveling east. Mr. Wilson attempted to swerve out of the way to miss the Honda CRV, but the vehicles ended up crashing head-on.
The passenger of the Honda CRV, 31-year-old Mikael Kaser of Murphy, NC passed away at the scene of the crash. The driver, Meghan Blaylock, was transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and later passed away from injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver of the Ford Expedition, Carver Wilson, was transported to Murphy Medical Center and was treated. UPDATE: We understand Mr. Wilson was transported to Erlanger for treatment of additional injuries.
Trooper Shawn Wilson confirms that the families of the Kaser and Blaylock have been properly notified of their passing.
Our WKRK family would like to send our sincere condolences to the families and friends of Meghan and Mikael, and we ask that you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
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