TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WATE) — Three people are dead following a crash on August 31 in Monroe County.
According to a crash report from Tennesee Highway Patrol, a 2007 Ford F-150 driven by Marvin Parker, 46, was traveling west on New Hwy 68 when it crossed over the center line striking the driver’s side of a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado would come to an uncontrolled rest in the roadway with both the driver and a passenger being injured.
The THP said the Ford went off the road, striking multiple trees and rocks. The vehicle then overturned, ejecting three of its occupants, a crash report states. It came to a rest in a creek down an embankment according to THP.
Parker was injured in the crash that killed 3 passengers: 32-year-old Shannon Blankenship of Madisonville, 23-year-old Jolynn Farner of Tellico Plains, and a 21-year-old from Tellico Plains that the THP report says is also named Marvin Parker. The report notes that none of the three were wearing seat belts.
The report notes that charges are pending against the 46-year-old Marvin Parker.
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EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated.