Editors Note: Tennessee Highway Patrol states that there was a “typo on the original form” that resulted in it appearing as though there were two children in the cars during the crash. A three-year-old and a one-year-old were not inside the vehicles at the time of the collision. This story has been updated to reflect clarification from the agency.


HAMPTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – A man has been charged after he hit a juvenile head-on while driving the wrong way, under the influence, with no headlights on US 19E in Carter County, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Brigido Morales, 27, from Johnson City, was driving a Nissan Versa Southbound in the Northbound lane on US 19E near Hampton High School when he struck a Hyundai Elantra that was being driven by a 17-year-old juvenile from Elizabethton head-on, according to the report.

Also according to the report, Morales and the juvenile both sustained injuries, however, the nature and extent of the injuries were not listed.

Morales’s charges listed on the report include driving under the influence, driving the wrong way and having an open container.