Charges Filed in Alleged Drunk Driving Crash that Tragically Killed Tennessee Teenager
KNOXVILLE, TN. – According to a news story posted online by wate.com, charges have been filed in connection with an alleged drunk driving accident that killed a Tennessee teenager. The accident happened in Knoxville, Tennessee, last year, and it resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl. WATE reports the driver of one of the vehicles is now facing criminal charges.*
The accident happened late last year on Millertown Pike in Knoxville. Knox County court records state that a 28-year-old man from Knoxville was traveling on Millertown Pike in the wrong direction. The man’s vehicle then crashed into a second oncoming vehicle that had been going the right direction on the roadway. After the impact, at least one of the vehicles caught on fire.
WATE reports that a family of four was in the second vehicle, and one of the family members, a 15-year-old girl, was killed in the accident. The girl was reportedly a student at Gibbs High School. The victim’s mother, father, and brother were also injured in the accident, according to the report.
WATE states that investigators believed the driver of the first vehicle was under the influence of alcohol at the time. He has now been charged with vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, and failure to drive on the right side of a road.
The news report says an arraignment is scheduled in the case for June 19, and in the meantime, the defendant is out of jail on bond. Investigation into the case is ongoing, and no further information was included in the news report.
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