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Authorities join in prayer after horrific Tennessee car wreck

Tennessee authorities are still investigating the cause of an accident that led the first responders remove their hats and bow their heads - perhaps in prayer. The tragic car wreck led to the death of six people, and injuries to three others. An infant was among the deceased.

The accident happened on a recent Thursday evening in early May at approximately 10 p.m. just outside of Knoxville in Blount County. According to reports, the driver of an SUV suddenly crossed the center line of the highway and hit an oncoming minivan head on. The SUV driver was the sole occupant in the vehicle, but there were eight people in the minivan.

The impact left both drivers dead. An adult female passenger, as well as the infant and two children were also fatally injured. The remaining three passengers in the minivan – an adult and two children – had to be taken to a hospital in the area for treatment of their injuries. One child was critically injured.

It is still to be determined whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the Tennessee accident. Should the investigation reveal recklessness or negligence on the part of the SUV driver, the family or families of the deceased victims of the car wreck may choose to file wrongful death claims, while the seriously injured victims may elect to file personal injury claims. Nothing can change what happened, but compensation may help ease the unexpected financial burdens arising from the accident.

Source: New York Daily News, "Tennessee car crash kills 6, including children and infant", Jason Silverstein, May 8, 2015

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