THP identifies 3 people killed in 2 separate crashes in McMinn Co. on Easter Sunday

Two people are dead after a crash on Highway 411 in McMinn County.

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UPDATE (Tuesday):

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) have identified the three people killed in two separate crashes in McMinn County early Sunday morning.

The THP says 65-year-old George Alden and 44-year-old Terry Vaughn Jr. died in the crash on Highway 411.

The THP reports Alden's car crossed over the yellow line and hit Vaughn head-on. The two vehicles then caught fire. Both drivers died at the scene.

THP also reports Alan Usry died when he swerved to avoid a collision on Highway 635. THP says Usry was not wearing a seatbelt.



PREVIOUSLY:

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed two people in McMinn County early Easter Sunday morning.

McMinn County deputies and THP troopers responded to the 1800 block of Highway 411 North in Etowah.

In a Facebook post Sunday morning, McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy asked the community to pray for the families who lost their loved ones.

The highway patrol says the crash involved two cars, and both had one person inside.

THP’s Critical Incident Response Team is assisting in the investigation.

The highway patrol tells NewsChannel 9 the scene of the crash is clear, and drivers should not expect delays.

The second crash happened on Highway 635 late Saturday night.

The report from T-H-P says a witness gave details of the crash.

That witness told troopers that the crash happened when one driver tried to swerve and avoid collision with another car.

The vehicle ran off the road and hit a concrete culvert.

The driver in this crash was killed.

He has been identified as Alan Usry of Athens.

The report from THP says he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The report also says alcohol may have been a factor.

This is a developing story, depend on NewsChannel 9 to bring you updates as we get them.



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