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Three Michigan women killed in wrong-way crash on I-40 in Cocke County

The car carrying all three women was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-40 when it crashed into a pickup truck driven by a North Carolina man.

COCKE COUNTY, Tenn. — Three women from Michigan were killed in a late-night crash Monday on I-40 in Cocke County. 

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Ford Focus driven by Josey Gale, 28, of Vassar, MI, was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of the interstate when it crashed head-on into a pickup truck around 11:30 p.m.

Gale was killed, along with two passengers, Starr Majors, 26, of Otter Lake, MI, and Kay-Cie Hafer, 28, of Vassar MI.

The 2012 Toyota Tundra was driven by Isaiah Rathbone, 18, of Penrose, NC. Rathbone was injured along with his passenger, 21-year-old Michael Smithers, of Hendersonville, NC.

UT Medical Center said Smithers is in "serious condition" and did not have new information on Rathbone at this time.

The accident is still under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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