Single-vehicle crash claims life of 6-year-old child, charges pending for the driver
Knox County, TN – According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, this unfortunate accident occurred right after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
It happened on E. Raccoon Valley Drive.
Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and Knox County Sherriff’s deputies responded to a report of a crash.
The responding officers discovered that the vehicle was travelling east on E. Raccoon Valley Drive when it entered a curve, ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and went airborne.
The 31-year-old driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Troopers said that the 6-year-old that died in the crash was not using any child restraint device at the time.
Charges are pending for the driver, THP says.
This incident remains under investigation.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.