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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Medical issue may have led to Thursday crash
Newport authorities say two persons including a one-year old were injured Thursday in a two vehicle crash which have been the result of a medical issue. Patrol Officer Paul Weber said Daniel Compton, 61, Bloom Drive, Newport, crashed into the rear of an auto operated by Derek McKinney, 38 Joe Hall Road, Morristown. McKinney told investigators he was stopped on West Highway 25/70, at the intersection with Highway 411 when he observed Compton in his rear view mirror, drifting between lanes, while traveling at a high rate of speed. The Compton 2015 Jeep then hit the rear of the McKinney Jeep before rolling. A witness told Officer Weber he saw the Compton vehicle roll at least five times. Newport Fire Department personnel were able to free Compton who was flown by medical helicopter to the UT Medical Center in Knoxille. Officer Weber and bystanders freed the child who was in a child restraint seat. He was taken by First Call EMS to the Newport Medical Center for evaluation of possible injuries. Ambulance personnel told police that Compton's blood sugar level was very low. His wife, Debbie Compton reported that Compton recently had been having issues with his insulin pump. McKinney and his passenger were not injured.

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