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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Names released in Jefferson City crash
District attorney General Jimmy Dunn has released the identities of the two occupants of an SUV which Friday night collided with a Jefferson City cruiser. He said the male occupant was Kelly L. Livesay, 35, no address given, and the female who died in the crash was Brittany L. Brown, 27, no address given. Just before 11:30 PM, Jefferson City officers responded to a disturbance on West Ellis Street. Upon arrival, officers approached the residence on foot where they encountered an SUV that was parked in the driveway. Officers approached the vehicle to speak with the occupants at which time the vehicle suddenly sped toward the officers, forcing both to jump from the vehicle’s path. Other officers in the area were notified of the suspect vehicle's description and direction of travel. A short time later, Jefferson City Sgt. Scott Winstead notified the other units by radio that he had been involved in a serious car crash at the intersection of George Avenue and King Street, only a few blocks from the initial incident. Officers responded and quickly determined that the vehicle that struck Sgt. Winstead was the vehicle that had fled West Ellis Street moments earlier. Police say it was apparent that the suspect vehicle failed to stop at the intersection and had struck Sgt. Winstead's cruiser at a high rate of speed. Several nearby Carson-Newman University students noticed that the patrol car had caught fire. They immediately extinguished the flames while they and arriving officers pulled the entrapped sergeant and Carson Newman Public Safety Officer Lucas Trent from the vehicle. Police Chief Andy Dossett said the heroic actions of the students likely saved both officers. Sgt. Winstead and Trent were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by Lifestar however a hospital spokeswoman says neither officer remains hospitalized. Livesay also was transported to the UT Medical Center for treatment, but has since been discharged. Sgt. Winstead, a 25 year veteran of the department, is assigned to Carson-Newman University as the supervisor of police operations. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is the investigating agency.


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