11, including 7 kids, injured in crash on I-24 in Coffee County

Dump truck overturns at I-24 and Bell Road (Image 1)

Eleven people including four adults and seven children were injured in a crash on Interstate 24 in Coffee County after the van they were riding in blew a tire Saturday.

The crash happened near exit 125, not far from Tullahoma, around 4:40 p.m.

According to authorities, the van’s back left tire blew, causing 41-year-old driver Zhameca Hall to lose control.

The van turned over onto its side, never completely flipping, before landing back on all four wheels.

Hall was taken to United Regional Medical Center in Manchester where she was last listed in stabled condition.

Two other adults and two children, ages 6 and 4, were also taken to the hospital in Manchester. Each was also last listed in stable condition.

One 12-year-old juvenile was airlifted to Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga where the child was last listed in stable condition.

Three other juveniles, ages 1, 8 and 14, were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and last listed in stable condition.

Another adult and a 13-year-old child were also taken to Vanderbilt, but flown via LifeFlight. Their conditions have yet to be released.

Officials reported charges against Hall, the driver, are pending.

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