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Child flown to local hospital after Rhea County car accident

Tennessee Highway Patrol says this booster seat found on Pete Worthington Road came from inside a car that rolled over. (Image: WTVC)

According to Rhea County dispatch, two children and one man were involved in a one-car rollover crash shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday night. It happened on Pete Worthington Road in Rhea County.

Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the driver as 27-year-old George LeMay III.

Sgt. Mike Brown with Tennessee Highway patrol tells NewsChannel 9 when he spoke to the driver, he could "smell alcohol on him." THP says charges against the driver, who identified as the children's father, are pending.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells NewsChannel 9 when the car rolled over, a little boy was ejected and found on the side of the road.

Officers found the other child, a little girl, inside the car properly restrained.

The boy who was ejected from the car was flown to an area hospital while an ambulance took the little girl inside the car to the hospital.

We are working to learn the boy's condition. THP says the driver of the car went to a nearby home, and got the people who lived there to call 911.

The driver was also taken to the hospital.


This is a developing story. Depend on NewsChannel 9 to bring you details as we learn them.


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