A Crossville woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident near Gainesboro Thursday morning, the Herald-Citizen reported.

Leesa F. Clifton, 49, a social worker with the state Department of Childrens Services, died in the crash which occured June 8 at 10:30 a.m. on Hwy. 56. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clifton's 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier was hit head-on by a 1993 Isuzu delivery truck which had veered into her lane. The truck was being driven by Jonathan M. Dennis, 18, of Gainesboro. The truck also clipped another vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet box truck driven by Roger D. Threet, 50, of Crossville, before hitting Clifton's vehicle.

According to the report by THP Trooper Gary Garrison, Threet and Clifton were traveling north and Dennis was traveling south. Dennis reportedly veered over and sideswiped the Chevrolet truck. Threet swerved to avoid a collision. According to THP Sgt. Joe Agee, who went to the scene, vehicle mirrors were clipped in that encounter.

The delivery truck then hit Clifton's small car head-on. Agee said Clifton most likely died immediately.

Dennis sustained some injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He was expected to make a full recovery. Threet was not injured.

The THP continues to investigate what caused the delivery truck to veer into the opposite lane.

Sgt. Agee said, "It was pretty, sunny weather and there is just a very slight curve there."

Dennis reportedly told someone at the scene the truck seemed to malfunction.

The THP said all three drivers were using seat belts and there were no signs of drinking as a factor in the accident.

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