STRAWBERRY PLAINS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee state trooper says a sport utility vehicle with four children inside rolled three times before striking a tree. 2 of the children were killed in the crash east of Knoxville on Monday afternoon.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported those killed were 6-year-old Jasmine Lane and 11-year-old Preston Lane, both of Jefferson City.
Trooper Barry Jarnagin's report stated 9-year-old Josh Lane and 8-year-old Collin Lane were injured as was the driver, 47-year-old Theresa A. Hackett of Jefferson City.
The trooper said the SUV's tires dropped off the edge of U.S. 11-E and Hackett overcorrected, losing control of the vehicle.
Jarnagin's report stated charges were pending. Everyone in the vehicle wore seat belts.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.