MARYVILLE (WATE) – Six people are reported dead and three injured after a two-vehicle crash Thursday night in Blount County.
The crash was reported just after 10 p.m. on U.S. Highway 411 between Maryville and Vonore in front of Springview Baptist Church.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol told WATE-TV it appears an SUV crossed into southbound lanes, crashing head on into a minivan.
The driver of that SUV was killed. No one else in that vehicle was injured.
The driver of the minivan was also killed, along with another adult and three children. One of those children was an infant. THP originally said two children had died.
Three other people, an adult and two children, were injured. At least one of those children is listed as being in critical condition.
The highway was shut down for several hours following the crash. It has since reopened.