SUV crashes in Knox County after car drives on wrong side

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A SUV crashed after a vehicle drove in the wrong direction in Knox County Tuesday, according to a driver.

Julian L. Patterson of Maynardville was driving a gold 2003 Jeep Liberty westbound on Raccoon Valley Road Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say Patterson ran off the right side of the road. The SUV went over the embankment and rolled over several times.

Fours minors were passengers in the vehicle. A 16-year-old was transported to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital for treatment.

The driver claims another vehicle caused the crash by driving eastbound in the westbound lane. Investigators have not identified the second vehicle.

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