Condition of man accused in deadly wreck upgraded

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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