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Man killed, 3 including child taken to hospital in 3-vehicle I-40 crash in Sevier County

The driver killed in the crash on the eastbound side of I-40 near mile marker 406 has been identified as Derick Culverson, 33, of Newport, Tenn.

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Update (8/19):

According to Sevierville Police Department Sgt. Shawn Crawford, the crash investigation found that a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east at a high speed when it hit a travel trailer being towed by a 2008 Ford F250. 

A release stated the Chevrolet Silverado then hit a 2005 Subaru Impreza and then hit a guardrail on the right shoulder of the bridge over Highway 139, before hitting the end of a concrete bridge.

The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado, who was ejected from the car and killed, was Derick Culberson, 33, of Newport, Tenn., according to a release. 

Sevierville Police said Culberson was dead at the scene. 

The two passengers in the rear seat of the Chevrolet Silverado were Kiana Davis, 26, and Riley Davis-Culberson, 5, of Newport, Tenn., the release said. 

Kiana and Riley were both transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, according to a release. 

The release also stated that the driver of the Subaru Impreza and Ford F250 were not injured. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

Original Story (8/18):

A man died and three others were taken to the hospital with injuries after three vehicles crashed on Interstate 40 in Sevier County.

According to Bob Stahlke with the city of Sevierville, the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on the eastbound side of I-40 near mile marker 406, about a mile away from the Winfield Dunn Parkway exit.  

Stahlke said a pick-up truck pulling a trailer crashed along with another pick-up truck and a small passenger car, killing a man and injuring a woman and child in the truck not carrying a trailer, and injuring a passenger in the car.

No one was hurt in the pick-up truck pulling the trailer. Stahlke said that truck suffered minor damage, while the car and other truck were severely damaged.

Stahlke said those who were injured were taken to UT Medical Center by ambulance.

I-40 East was down to one lane until 11 a.m. as authorities investigated the crash. Stahlke said the names of those involved in the crash will be released after their families are notified.

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