THP: Charges pending, 1 injured after crash on Rutledge Pike

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary accident report)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One person was taken to the hospital following a multi-vehicle crash Saturday night in Knoxville.

According to a preliminary report from Tennessee Highway Patrol, a THP trooper was reportedly investigating a “property damage traffic crash” on U.S. 11W on Rutledge Pike near Roseberry Road.

THP said in the report the trooper had his patrol vehicle positioned in the lane, protecting the crash scene.

That’s when a Ford Expedition was traveling north approaching the crash scene, according to THP. The vehicle reportedly hit the car that was involved in the first crash, then struck the THP SUV.

Charges are pending against the driver of the Ford, who was taken to the hospital after extrication, according to Rural Metro Fire Department.

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