By Max Hrenda
A metal-rending West Elk Avenue crash that injured four people Tuesday happened so fast one passenger says he remembers little.
“It all happened so fast, I can’t even remember it, really,” said Evan Lewis, 17. “The woman came right into our lane and
it hit. I vaguely remember when it hit, but it’s kind of hard to remember.”
Lewis, Tayla Clark, 17, and Ella Conder, 18, were in a Mazda 626 driven by Clark when it collided with a Camaro driven by Kimberly Denise Taylor, 53, just before 8 p.m. Tuesday.
All four were hospitalized after the crash; Taylor remained in critical condition this morning and Lewis said Clark is in stable condition and he and Conder have been released.
On Tuesday evening, officers with the Elizabethton Police Department said the car driven by Taylor crossed the center line of West Elk Avenue and collided head-on the Mazda 626.
Lewis said the next thing he remembered was one of the rescue workers telling him to leave the vehicle.
“Someone came to the car and told me and Ella … to get out,” Lewis said. “Tayla, the driver, her door was pounded. They had to pry her door out.”