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THP: Two kids severely injured in Loudon Co. crash, driver facing DUI charges

LCSO said it had to shut down one lane of I-75 near Fort Loudoun Medical Center on Monday.

LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. — UPDATE (March 28): The Tennessee Highway Patrol released its preliminary report on a crash that happened Monday in Loudon County, on I-75 South, that blocked one lane of traffic.

The report said that Dwright D. Bell, 30, from Tennessee, was driving on the road and the car "failed to maintain its travel lane." The report said the car drove off the road towards its right, overturned and rolled before stopping in the median.

The report said there was a total of five child passengers in the car, and two of them were severely injured. They were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by LifeStar, according to the report.

Nobody else was injured, according to the report.

Bell is facing DUI charges, as well as charges for vehicular assault and child restraint charges, according to THP.


The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Loudon County authorities responded to a crash on Interstate 75 that injured at least one person.

According to the Loudon County Sheriff's Office, crews blocked one lane of I-75 South at Exit 81 to Highway 321 to respond to a crash involving a truck and trailer.

Crews said drivers should expect delays and use an alternate route if possible until the crash is cleared.

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