6 Injured In Putnam County Crash

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Highway Patrol officials have opened an investigation into a crash after six people were injured.

The wreck happened around 1:45 p.m. Saturday on State Route 136 at Waterloo Road.

Reports stated a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 57-year-old Mary Freeman, of Cookeville, had been headed north and attempted to make a left turn onto Waterloo Road.

A 2013 Chevrolet Impala, headed south and driven by 41-year-old Chasitie King, of Hilham, was struck head-on by Freeman's vehicle during the attempted turn.

King was taken to a hospital in Cookeville before being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Two passengers in her vehicle, identified as 46-year-old Tracy Allen and 71-year-old George Knauer, were also injured. Allen was taken by ambulance to Cookeville Regional Hospital, and Knauer was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Children in Freeman's vehicle were also injured. Reports stated a 13-year-old and a 9-year-old were taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt.

Criminal charges or citations were pending an investigation.

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