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Smokies car crash results in fatality

A teenager is dead and two other people injured following a car crash on Monday, June 7, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

Rangers responded to a single-vehicle collision on the southbound Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg at 11:45 p.m. that Monday after a 2012 Honda sedan left the right side of the roadway and collided with a rock hillside. The front seat passenger, Elizabeth Marie Parker, 19, of Centerville, Ohio, was pronounced dead after being transported to LeConte Medical Center. The driver and additional passenger were flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. 

Rangers are investigating the incident. Gatlinburg Police Department, Gatlinburg Fire Department and Sevier County EMS also responded to the scene. 

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