A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
COCKE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)-- An early morning crash left one person dead and six others injured, including three children.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Dodge van was hit head-on by another SUV near near mile marker 438 on I-40 at 5:15 a.m. Saturday.
The van's driver, Kristy Lynn Jones of Ohio, died on the scene. There were four other passengers in the car who were injured, including three children ages, 11, 13 and a 22-month-old.
Dan Williams, the driver of the SUV, was also injured in the crash. Authorities requested a drug and alcohol test.
Williams condition as of Sunday morning was upgraded from critical to serious.
According to THP, charges are pending.
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