Members Of Dance Team Involved In I-24 Crash Released From Hospital
COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. – Several children that were injured in a van crash along on Interstate 24 in Coffee County have been released from the hospital.
Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the incident was reported around 5 p.m. Saturday at mile marker 125 between Manchester and Monteagle.
THP Officials said a 2001 Ford Ecoline Van, carrying members of a dance team from Nashville, was traveling on I-24 when a blown tire caused the van to crash.
All eleven people on board, including children ages one to 14, were taken to three different hospitals.
The driver, 41-year-old Zhameca Hall, and two children were flown by medical helicopter.
Five patients were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. All have since been released, and their injuries were said to be not life-threatening.
Eastbound traffic was completely shut down for at least two hours while officials worked to clear the scene. Westbound traffic was not affected by the incident.