(WBIR) An interstate crash on Friday evening killed one woman and critically injured two others in west Knox County.
A Tennessee Highway Patrol report confirmed the driver veered off the road, hit an embankment and overturned on I-40 E. between Watt Road and Campbell Station Road. The impact of the crash threw all three people from the SUV, killing the driver, Claudia Vazquez, 33, of Loudon, and critically injuring two passengers.
As of Saturday morning, Ofelia Guichapa, 56, of Loudon and Maria Estrada, 40, of Loudon were in critical condition at UT Medical Center.
THP said both women were not wearing seatbelts. It's unknown if the driver was wearing one.
The crash backed up traffic for miles and shut down the interstate for more than an hour.
A bad crash along I-40 in West Knox County killed one person and closed the interstate for more than an hour.
It happened in the eastbound lanes between Watt Road and Campbell Station Road Friday evening.
THP says the single-vehicle crash killed one person. The crash backed up traffic for miles and crews had to re-direct traffic.
They reopened the interstate around 7:45 p.m.