UPDATE: Four hospitalized in Maynardville Pike crash

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Tennessee Highway Patrol investigators are still trying to figure out what happened Monday evening when two vehicles collided head on in North Knox County.

It happened when a Chevrolet Blazer and Ford F-150 slammed into one another around 5:00 p.m. on Maynardville Pike at Stanley Road.

A Bell County, Kentucky ambulance was headed back to Kentucky and behind one of the vehicles when it happened. They immediately filled in local authorities on the seriousness of the crash.

"They radioed in initially about a head-on MVA (motor vehicle accident) with multiple patients and they had already started air medical transport prior to our being in route," said Joshua Sanders with the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad. “We had to heavy extricate two of the patients out of one of the vehicles with heavy hydraulic tools."

All four patients were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Two patients were transported by ambulance and two by Life Star helicopters.

The exact conditions of the victims have not been released. Reports from the scene they may have been treated for broken bones, chest pains and cuts.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Maynardville Highway is shut down near Stanley Road after a crash with multiple injuries, reports from the scene indicate.

It's not clear how many vehicles are involved, nor how the wreck occurred, but two Lifestar helicopters are en route to the scene.

Early reports indicate as many as six people are injured. Their conditions are not known.

Volunteer TV has a crew on the way to the scene, and we'll have a complete update for you on Volunteer TV News at 6:00 and on VolunteerTV.com.



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