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A child is dead and one person critically injured after crash on E. Raccoon Valley Drive

The crash happened on Wednesday around 4:14 p.m. KCSO said the patient had potentially life-threatening injuries. THP said that a 6-year-old child died in the crash.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — The Knox County Sherriff's Office said emergency crews took one person to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash on East Raccoon Valley Drive Wednesday. Tennessee Highway Patrol said that a child died in the crash.

Deputies responded to the single-vehicle crash around 4 p.m. Wednesday off Interstate 75 near Bills Way in North Knox County. The westbound side of the road was closed as emergency crews responded, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

THP said 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.

KCSO said at least one person was taken to the hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries. Knox County Rural Metro said the patient was critically injured. THP said that the 6-year-old that died in the crash was not using any child restraint device at the time.

Tennessee Highway Patrol is handling the crash investigation.

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