Charges pending against driver in Sevier County crash

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SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — Two people were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center Thursday after a crash that had shut down Jones Cove Road, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Charges are pending against 49-year-old Danny Breeden of Sevierville. Police say around 5:30 p.m. Thursday he rear-ended another car two times while driving on Old Newport Highway, turned onto Jones Cove Road, rear-ended the car a third time before leaving the roadway and striking an embankment, causing Breeden’s car to roll over.

Breeden and a passenger were ejected from the vehicle.

The two were transported to the UT Medical Center emergency room. Their conditions were unknown as of late Thursday night.

Jones Cove Road was completely shut down while units were on the scene, THP said, but has since reopened.

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THP was continuing its investigation Thursday night.

WATE 6 On Your Side is working to learn more and will update as additional details are made available.

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