UPDATE: 5 hospitalized, charges pending after Johnson County crash


JOHNSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — State troopers say five people were taken to a hospital and charges are pending after a crash on Highway 67 in Johnson County.

It happened around 1 p.m. Monday near the intersection of SR 67 and Sawmill Lane between Butler and Mountain City.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a Nissan Titan was traveling east on the highway when it crossed the center line and struck a tractor-trailer and Nissan Pathfinder traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Titan, identified as Lori Thomas, 52 of Henderson, Tennessee, and both passengers, a 74-year-old woman and a three-year-old boy, were taken to Johnson City Medical Center and Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Both occupants of the Pathfinder, a 42-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man, were also taken to the hospital.

The extent of their injuries is unclear.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured according to THP.

The highway patrol says charges are pending against Thomas.

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