THP: Charges ‘possibly pending’ after 14-year-old on bicycle flown to hospital after Hawkins Co. crash


HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE – Charges are “possibly pending” after a crash in Hawkins County resulted in a juvenile girl being flown to the UT Medical Center.

According to a crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 11:38 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 66.

THP reports that Branden McKibbin, 19, of Bulls Gap, was driving north in a Ford Explorer when the vehicle hit a 14-year-old girl on a bicycle.

The girl was flown to UT Medical Center and is listed as being in stable condition as of Wednesday morning.

McKibbin was not transported to the hospital.

According to the report, charges against McKibbin are “possibly pending.”

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A crash involving a vehicle and a person on a bike shut down part of Highway 66 in Hawkins County on Tuesday night and for part of Wednesday morning.

According to the Hawkins County Rescue Squad, the vehicle hit the person on the bicycle late Tuesday night while they were riding on Highway 66 near Thorps Chapel Road.

According to the rescue squad, the northbound portion of Highway 66 had to be shut down due to the crash.

No information has been given on the condition of those involved.

According to dispatch, Hawkins County crews are no longer on the scene and the Tennessee Highway Patrol is now investigating.

Most crews had cleared the scene by 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday.

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