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Children seriously injured in 4-vehicle Kingsport crash

August 27th, 2014 9:09 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Children seriously injured in 4-vehicle Kingsport crash

One of the vehicles involved in the Wednesday afternoon accident on E. Stone Drive that blocked lanes on both sides of the highway. Photo by Ned Jilton II/NET News Service.

KINGSPORT — A four-vehicle collision on East Stone Drive sent multiple people to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, including two children with very serious injuries.

It occurred shortly before 2 p.m. at the entrance to the Kingsport Pavilion. According to Kingsport Police Officer Aaron Grimes, the incident was triggered in the westbound lanes of 11-W, at the intersection outside of the shopping center's main entrance.

A Kia minivan was in the left turn lane and preparing to enter the shopping complex across Stone Drive from the Pavilion. A westbound Chevrolet Suburban struck the back of the van -- which contained two children as passengers -- pushing it head-on into oncoming lanes of traffic.

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