One dead after parts of a highway on the border of VA and TN washes away

A man has died in Hawkins County after part of Tennessee State Route 70 washed away due to heavy rains and his vehicle rolled down a 200 foot embankment.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, the incident occurred around 1:55 a.m. Thursday near Cave Springs Road. A pickup truck driven by 62-year-old Steven Lawson, of Jonesborough, went down the embankment and came to rest on its top.



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