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Woman dies following Smokies car crash

A Sevierville woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash on the southbound Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Wednesday, Nov. 17. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to the call at 11:43 p.m. after the driver of the 2019 Ford Fiesta lost control of the vehicle near the Gum Stand Road intersection and crashed into the river. The vehicle was submerged when emergency responders arrived on the scene, and the front seat passenger Rebecca Hamby, 22, died as a result of her injuries. 

Hamby’s body was recovered from the vehicle, and the driver was transported to LeConte Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers are assisting park rangers in the crash investigation, and Gatlinburg Police Department, Gatlinburg Fire Department and Pigeon Forge Police Department all responded to the scene. 

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