THP: Crash on I-26 in Sullivan Co. injures driver & child; charges pending

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A woman and a 5-year-old child were injured and charges are pending against the woman following a crash on Interstate 26 Tuesday afternoon.

A crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) said a silver 2006 Saturn Vue was traveling eastbound on I-26 near mile marker 7 at around 5:40 p.m. The report states the SUV “crossed over the left fog line, over-corrected to the right and swerved to the right shoulder.”

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The vehicle then crossed back across the roadway, through the cable barrier and into the median, according to the report. The report said the vehicle then came to a rest in the median on its wheels.

According to the THP, a 26-year-old female driver and a 5-year-old child were both injured and transported to the Johnson City Medical Center. The crash report said charges are pending against the driver.

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