MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Tennessee man has died and charges are pending for one woman after a crash in Monroe County that prompted the response of several agencies and the assistance of emergency medical helicopters.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary crash report on the incident, which occurred around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, a 33-year-old woman was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse northbound down New Highway 68 when she failed to maintain a single lane of travel and struck another vehicle head-on.
The other vehicle, a 2004 Chrysler SLI, was driven by a man who was later pronounced deceased. The crash report identifies the man as Anthony Capp, 36, of Tennessee. Privacy laws indicate a residential city is to remain confidential.
Two juveniles were also injured in the crash – a female juvenile in the first vehicle and a male juvenile in the second vehicle. The woman who was driving the first vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Multiple agencies were at the scene of a crash near the 911 center in Monroe County on Tuesday, according to the Madisonville Police Department. Emergency medical helicopters have also responded; part of the highway between Watson Chapel to Thompson Road remained closed for hours.
Madisonville Police had stated in a social media post on Tuesday morning that they are currently working with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Madisonville Fire Department, Monroe County EMS, UT Lifestar, Lifeforce, and the Monroe County E-911 for an accident with injuries on New Highway 68 near the 911 Center.
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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.