Two people were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after a five-vehicle crash on State Highway 61 between Oak Ridge and Clinton on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
The collision occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on SR 61 near Old Tacora Road, in front of Gibbs Ferry Park. According to preliminary information, it appears an elderly female was traveling eastbound on Highway 61 when she drifted across the center line and into oncoming traffic, said Dalya Qualls, public information officer for the Tennessee Department of Safety. The woman attempted to swerve back into her lane when she struck a Chevrolet pickup truck, Qualls said.
The impact caused the Chevy pickup to strike two other vehicles, and then a loose tire struck a Hummer that was traveling behind, Qualls said.
The two people taken to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville were transported by ambulance. The elderly female was cited for failure to exercise due care and driving left of center, Qualls said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.