Jefferson County wreck kills 2 children, injures 2 others

Jefferson County wreck kills 2 children, injures 2 others

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STRAWBERRY PLAINS (WATE) - Two children were killed and two others injured Monday in a car accident in Jefferson County.

The wreck happened in Strawberry Plains on U.S. 11E. The Tennessee Highway Patrol say Theresa Hackett, 47, was driving south when the left side of her vehicle dropped off the pavement.

She overcorrected and causing the vehicle to roll over three times before striking a tree. 

The four children were passengers in the vehicle. Jasmine Lane, 6, and Preston Lane, 11, died from their injuries. Colin Lane, 8, and Josh Lane, 9, and Hackett were taken to UT Medical Center.

Officials say criminal charges are pending and an investigation is ongoing.

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