PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — At least one person is facing charges in connection with a multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 40 East in Putnam County that killed three people — including two minors — and sent 11 to the hospital on Saturday.

According to Putnam County EMS, the crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. at mile marker 291 on I-40 East.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) told News 2 the “fatal/multiple injury crash” involved a Chrysler Voyager minivan with three adults and eight minors inside — even though the vehicle’s seating capacity is only seven to eight people — as well as an Acura TSX vehicle with two adults and one minor inside.

THP said the minivan apparently changed moved from the left lane to the right lane, hitting the Acura on the left side and sending both vehicles off the right side of the road. The minivan rolled over, landing on its roof as both vehicles came to rest at the edge of a wooded area.

Two minors and one adult — identified by authorities as 32-year-old Shalissa Mitchell of Knoxville — were killed in the crash. All three of them were passengers in the minivan.

Meanwhile, the remaining seven passengers from the minivan were flown to the Vanderbilt University Hospital emergency room, the driver of the minivan was brought to Vanderbilt by Putnam County EMS later on, and all three people in the Acura were transported via ambulance to the Cookeville Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

According to THP, there were no seatbelts or child restraints for any of the people inside the minivan.

In addition, the Ohio man driving the minivan had a suspended license and had reportedly been consuming drugs, authorities said.

THP’s report indicates charges are pending in connection with the crash, but did not specify which individuals are facing charges.

Besides Putnam County EMS, THP, and TDOT, officials said members of Hancock County EMS, Putnam County Rescue Squad, the Putnam County Fire Department, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency responded to the incident.

Since so many agencies were called to the scene of the crash, White County EMS, Cumberland County EMS, Overton County EMS, and Jackson County EMS were asked to respond to Putnam County if any assistance was needed.

As of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said I-40 East was still completely blocked at the scene of the crash, so the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) was diverting traffic off the 290 exit onto U.S. Route 70 North.

However, the crash site has since been removed from TDOT’s online traffic map, which is no longer showing any backups along that stretch of I-40.

Saturday morning’s crash is currently under investigation by THP, according to authorities.

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