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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