Downtown Elizabethtown crash stalls traffic

By Chrysta Carroll -

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Broad Street crash held up traffic in Elizabethtown while crews swept debris from the downtown area Friday afternoon.

Around 3:15, Tanya Willis was heading east down Broad Street in her Nissan sedan and had just gone through the light at MLK when, according to Willis, she was hit by Diane Cromartie, 62. Cromartie was parked on the south side of Broad Street in front of Kinlaw Furniture and was backing out of the parking spot.

“(Cromartie) said she didn’t see (Willis),” said Officer Ivey, with the Elizabethtown Police Department.

“I saw her back out a little bit, and I thought she was going to stop, but she just kept backing out,” said Willis, as she was picking glass out of her hair.

Cromartie declined to comment.

Willis’ 14-year-old daughter was in the passenger side of the car with her. Both said they were “shaken up, but fine.”

Chrysta Carroll can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

By Chrysta Carroll

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