1 dead, 4 injured in Oak Ridge crash

(photo: John Huotari, Oak Ridge Today)

OAK RIDGE (WATE) – One person was killed and four others were injured in a traffic crash Friday afternoon in Oak Ridge.

Officials say the crash was reported around 2:47 p.m. on South Illinois Avenue at Commerce Park Drive. Two vehicles, a sedan and an SUV, were involved in the crash.

30-year-old Ashley Blalock was killed in the passenger’s seat of the sedan involved in the accident. Another adult and a 7-year-old child were injured.

Two adults in the SUV were also injured.

All the victims were taken to UT Medical Center. Two were taken by Lifestar helicopter and two by ambulance. Their conditions have not been released.

Crash reconstruction crews were on scene up into a the night. The northbound lanes of Illinois Avenue reopened just before 9 p.m. Southbound lanes opened about half an hour later.

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