Charges pending for Nashville driver from Trooper-involved Roane County crash

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ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — Charges are pending for a juvenile* Nashville driver following a crash that involved a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper on Monday night, according to officials. The crash occurred along Interstate 40 in Roane County.

The preliminary crash report from the Knoxville district of THP indicates that the Trooper, the teenage Nashville driver and a passenger from the Nashville driver’s car were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The crash report also states all three of them had been wearing seat belts.

According to the report, on Monday, Aug. 30 around 9:15 p.m. the THP Trooper had been responding to a property damage crash on I-40 westbound at the 353 mile marker in Roane County when another vehicle, a 2018 Honda Civic driven by a juvenile teenager from Nashville, struck the THP vehicle in the rear-end as the THP vehicle was approaching the property damage crash scene.

Both the THP vehicle and the Honda came to a final uncontrolled rest in the first lane on I-40. The teenager, the THP Trooper and the Honda passenger, a 22-year-old woman, were taken to the hospital.

The teenager is facing the following charges related to the crash: Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Drug Paraphernalia, Exercise Due Care, No driver’s license and Financial Responsibility.

*Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story erroneously named the teenage driver from the incident due to the initial report shared by THP officials, who reached out to clarify they had discovered the teenage driver is, in fact, a juvenile. We apologize for the error.

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