One Dead, Four Injured After Vehicle Crash in Rhea County, Tennessee
RHEA COUNTY, TN. – According to an online news story reported at newschannel9.com, one person was dead and five others were injured after a vehicle crash that took place in Rhea County, Tennessee. News Channel 9 reports that one of the drivers involved in the wreck is facing criminal charges in connection with the accident.*
The crash occurred on the afternoon of April 29 at an intersection of two highways in Rhea County. Tennessee Highway Patrol and News Channel 9 report that at about 2:30 p.m. that day, a Ford Explorer was traveling west on Tennessee Highway 68. Near the intersection with U.S. Highway 27, Troopers say the Ford crossed over the centerline of the highway.
In crossing the centerline, the Ford entered eastbound traffic and crashed head-on into an eastbound 2001 Dodge (model not reported). It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the Ford to leave his lane of travel.
News Channel 9 states that the driver of the Dodge was killed in the collision. He was identified by officials as a 67-year-old man from Evensville, Tennessee.
In addition, according to the news report, two unidentified passengers in the Dodge were seriously injured and flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One of the passengers was listed in critical condition.
News Channel 9 also reports that the driver of the Ford, a 47-year-old man from Crossville, Tennessee, and two unidentified passengers in the Ford sustained unknown injuries. It is not clear if they were transported to a hospital.
According to News Channel 9, the Ford driver has been charged with DUI second offense, and Troopers say that charges of vehicular homicide could be added.
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