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1 dead, 5 injured after I-40 crash in Cocke County

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One person is dead and five people injured, including three children, after officers said a driver was traveling the wrong way on I-40 Saturday morning.

Troopers said a family of five from Ohio traveling to Disney World when their van was hit head-on near mile marker 437 around 5:15 a.m. Saturday.

The van's driver Kristy Lynn Jones, 35, of Toledo, Ohio died on the scene.  Three children, a 22-month old, an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old, were all injured in the wreck. THP said Jones is the mother of two of the children.  Another adult in the front seat, also a parent, Ronald W. Boone, 36, suffered critical injuries.

Boone remains in critical condition.  All the children are in stable condition.  UT Medical Center said two of the children have been released.  The condition on the other child remains unknown.

Authorities believe Dan B. Williams of Newport was impaired while driving his SUV west on the east-bound lane. The 39-year-old was critically injured in the crash.

Rescue crews flew the victims to U.T. Medical Center.

Traffic was shut down for four hours but has been reopened.

Charges are pending for Williams.

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One person is dead and five people are injured, including three children, after officers said a driver was traveling the wrong way on I-40 Saturday morning.

 

Troopers said a family from Ohio was on vacation when their van was hit head-on near mile marker 437 around 5:15 a.m. Saturday.

The van's driver Kristy Lynn Jones, 35, of Toledo, Ohio was killed in the accident.  Three of her children

 

 

Officers said they have information that leads them to believe the driver may have been impaired.

 

Two adults and three children were traveling in the van. One adult is dead, another is in critical condition. A child is also in critical condition at last check.

 

Officers said the children are ages 8 months to 13-years-old.

 

Rescue crews flew the victims to U.T. Medical Center.

 

Officers said a man driving an SUV may have been impaired when he was traveling west on the east-bound lane.

 

Traffic was shut down for four hours but has been reopened.
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