7 injured in I-40 crash in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE (WATE) — Seven people were injured in a car crash Friday morning. 

The crash happened on Interstate 40 west near Watt Road.

Investigators say a 1996 Ford van and a 2004 Ford pickup truck were traveling near the Watt Road exit in the second lane.

The van tried to pass the truck by driving in the first lane. However, it lost control and struck the rear of the truck, according to the report.

The truck spun around and stopped against a concrete highway divider. The van traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

The van’s driver, Mayra Blair, faces charges for due care and financial responsibility. Blair and the van’s six passengers were injured.


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