THP: Driver injured, charged in Monday morning crash on I-26 in Unicoi Co.


UNICOI COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The driver involved in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 26 West in Unicoi County is facing charges, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

A preliminary crash report from THP states that the crash occurred around 8 a.m. on Monday near mile marker 40.

THP reports a 2017 Ford Festiva was headed west in the left lane when it left the road and entered the median.

The Ford reportedly hit a cable barrier before coming to rest in the left lane.

THP identified the driver as Edward Joseth Hamby, 28, of Erwin.

The report states Hamby was injured in the crash.

According to THP, Hamby has been charged with violation of due care law, driver’s license violation and financial responsibility law, pending the outcome of an investigation into the crash.

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