Note: This story was updated at 1:15 p.m. May 2.
A driver who allegedly ran a red light caused a five-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Oak Ridge Turnpike that injured one person on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
The crash was reported at about 2:11 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Oak Ridge Turnpike and New York Avenue/Lafayette Drive.
A westbound pickup truck allegedly ran a red light and caused the chain-reaction crash, authorities said.
The one person injured had minor injuries, according to emergency personnel. Also, one of the drivers who was involved said he thought his shoulder might be injured.
Officers detoured traffic around the crash for about 30 minutes as the Oak Ridge Police Department, Oak Ridge Fire Department, and at least two tow trucks worked to treat those involved and to remove their vehicles from the roadway. The roadway was mostly cleared by about 2:40 p.m. Saturday.
Police said the driver of the pickup truck was cited.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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