THP: 3 injured after crash on Highway 19-E in Carter County


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CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Three people were injured after a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Highway 19-E in Carter County Wednesday afternoon.

According to a crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 1:15 p.m. near Old Railroad Grade.

THP reports a 2021 Subaru Forester was heading north on the highway. At the same time, a tractor-trailer was driving in the southbound lanes.

The report states that when the tractor-trailer navigated a right-handed curve, its empty flat bed trailer rotated into the northbound lane. The Subaru hit the trailer “just in front of the rear axles.”

The juvenile driver and a 42-year-old passenger were both injured in the crash.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Kevin Chamberlain, 55 of Roan Mountain. Chamberlain was also injured, according to THP.

The report states all three people were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

No one involved has been charged as of Wednesday. THP continues to investigate the crash.

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