Driver Facing Charges in Deadly Crash in Claiborne County

Tazewell, Claiborne County (WVLT) - Charges are pending against the driver of a car involved in an early morning accident in Claiborne County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol say 30 year-old Skye Nicole Caldwell, of New Tazewell, was driving a 97 Pontiac Montana minivan northbound on Mountain Road just before 9:00 a.m., when her front right wheel dropped off the road.

Officials say she overcorrected and lost control of the car.

It overturned, and came to rest in a nearby field.

Six children, ranging in age from 6 to 11, were inside the car at the time of the crash.

Eleven year-old Amber Nicole Caldwell died.

Several others were hurt, their names conditions are not being released at this time.

Investigators aren't saying what type of charges they're considering at this time.


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  • by family of amber Location: tennessee on Oct 22, 2007 at 07:47 PM
    for the record skye lawson is the stepmother of amber caldwell
  • by Ann Location: Knox on Oct 16, 2007 at 08:47 PM
    First I want to say our thoughts and prayers go out to this family. I do not mean to sound cruel but she should be charged with something since it is the law to wear a seat belt. I am sure the worst price to pay is her child takend from her but she best think she could still loose another one. I sure hope they all cover completely.
  • by Loving Mother Location: Knoxville on Oct 16, 2007 at 09:32 AM
    Why on earth did she not make these children buckle up???? My heart goes out to this family but this woman should have charges against her for child abuse...It's a state law CLICK IT OR TICKET. People please at least if you don't care enough about your own safety please buckle up your kids and children who ride with you....And if you don't know how to use a seat belt I'm sure you can find the inforation on the internet with a video of how to.....Get Smart Bet next time you get in a car you have everyong buckleup
  • by johnnie Location: new tazewell on Oct 16, 2007 at 06:49 AM
    YOU REALLY DO NOT NO WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN YOU GET IN YOUR CAR TO TAKE OFF ANYWHERE. SO YOU SHOULD BUCKLE UP EVERY ONE THAT IS IN THE CAR. THIS LADY HAS TO LIVE WITH THIS THE REST OF HER LIFE. AND I AM SURE IT WILL BE VERY HARD. IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY IT WAS HER ON CHILD THAT DIED. MY PRAYERS WILL BE WITH HER AND THOSE OTHER CHILDREN. AND EVERYBODY ELSE SHOULD BE PRAYING FOR THEM. IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANY OF US.
  • by Amber Location: New Tazewell on Oct 15, 2007 at 11:37 PM
    I want the family of Amber to know that my prayers are with them. This is really a tragedy. I hope this makes people understand how important seatbelts are. They can save lives.
  • by Jeanne Location: New Tazewell on Oct 15, 2007 at 11:22 PM
    My daughter and I were really were devestated to hear of Amber's death.She and my daughter were good friends in school.My daughter has cried for her and she came to me and asked me mommy why did God take my friend.The only answer I could come up with is that it was her time to come to heaven and that she will be very happy there.God Bless her family and all of the people that have suffered from this terrible accident.
  • by DENISE Location: NEW TAZEWELL on Oct 15, 2007 at 08:15 PM
    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THIS FAMILY. YOU REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, YOUNG AND OLD ARE BUCKLED IN.

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