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From NewsChannel 9…

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) says a 79-year-old woman from Cleveland was killed in a 2-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 64 and Lyles Road Southeast.

Investigators say a 2013 Volkswagen driven by a 16-year-old driver from Old Fort, Tennessee was traveling east on Highway 64 in the left lane.

The THP says a 2005 Mercury driven by Mildred Jordan was pulling out from Lyles Road and was struck by the teen’s vehicle in the left rear door area.

Jordan was declared dead on the scene.

The teenage driver was injured, and a helicopter rushed them to Erlanger. We don’t know their condition.

The THP says both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

In news today…

Lee University will host the 2021 65 Roses 5K to raise funds for a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). The in-person 5K race/walk will take place on Lee’s campus Saturday, April 17. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the CF Foundation and its Cleveland Great Strides walk, a virtual event this year culminating in a celebration on May 15.

The April 17 event will follow the regular 65 Roses 5K route through downtown Cleveland. All are welcome to run or walk the 5K (or 1K Fun Run). Runners and walkers will receive dri-wicking running shirts and beanies this year for their participation, and chip timing will be provided by Terra Running Company.

The race cost is $25, and event day registration will begin at 7 a.m. The 5K race/walk begins at 9, and the 1K Fun Run will take place at 9:30. Race awards will be announced virtually via the Terra Running website, and the 65 Roses 5K fundraising total will be announced via social media later that day.

Lee University is committed to the safety of participants in the 65 Roses 5K and will follow recommended state and local guidelines for social distancing and hygiene. Race organizers will monitor the situation and will notify participants if conditions require logistical changes for the April 17 event.

In news today…

The 17th Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Cleveland State Community College will look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event is taking place in a “drive-thru” style format on the CSCC campus on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9-11 a.m.  Sponsored by Kiwanis of Cleveland, United Way of the Ocoee Region and the Maylyn and Carson Thacker Memorial Fund, the celebration is organized by students in the Early Childhood Education language and literacy class.

As with previous events, several famous characters like the Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two, and the Grinch hope to join the fun on this day. Both children and adults are familiar with the uncontrollable and entertaining Cat from Dr. Seuss’s book, The Cat in the Hat. The Cat is accompanied by the twin mischief-makers, Thing One and Thing Two, and together they bounce from one catastrophic fun-making adventure to another. The Grinch, the title character from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, is a cynical cave-dweller who has a sudden change of heart when he realizes the real meaning of Christmas.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss is free to children of all ages. Each child will receive a goody bag that includes a hardback Dr. Seuss book, as well as other literacy-related games and activities.