Victims flown to UT after four-vehicle crash in Claiborne County
Multiple victims were flown to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash in Tazewell on Wednesday.
Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said two people were flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after a four-vehicle crash that happened near Fairview Road on Highway 25E at around 1:45 p.m.
THP said that one vehicle, a 2009 Ford F-150, was traveling south on Highway 25E, while the drivers of the other vehicles involved were traveling north on Highway 25E. The driver of the Ford F-150 veered across all four lanes of traffic and hit one of the cars in the rear, according to THP.
The driver of the Ford F-150 then struck a 1997 Ford F-350 head-on. Another vehicle sustained minimal damage after stopping between the Ford F-150 and Ford F-350.
The driver of the Ford F-150, identified as 66-year-old Gary Gordon, was flown to the University of Tennessee for treatment. THP said he will face charges of Failure to Maintain Lane.
The driver of the Ford F-350, identified as 32-year-old Randal Wilder, was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. He will not face charges.
The drivers of the other two cars involved were not transported to the hospital and will not face charges.