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Woman, 3 children killed in wrong-way Fayette County crash

Posted: 10:34 AM, Oct 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-14 11:34:38-04
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SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say a woman and three children have been killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 269 in Fayette County.

News outlets cited an incident report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol in reporting that Latricia Taylor of Collierville was driving north on the southbound side of the interstate Sunday morning and a tractor-trailer driven by Khaleele Smith was driving south. The report says both vehicles swerved into the same lane and collided head-on.

Police say the crash killed Taylor and three children traveling with her, 9-year-old Kaylan Taylor, 7-year-old Dylan Stokes and 3-year-old Kaylie Stokes. Police say neither Taylor nor the children were wearing seat belts.

Authorities say Smith wasn't injured.

The crash remains under investigation.