THP: Speed a potential factor in teen’s fatal crash into Watauga River on Wednesday
An Elizabethton teenager has died after state troopers say he crashed his car into the Watauga River on Wednesday.
Tennessee Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 5:00 p.m in Carter County, when a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Tyler Warren, 19, ran off the road into the river while traveling north around the 1400 block of Broad St.
A preliminary report says speed was believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
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