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Police: 2 girls “very critical” after Knoxville crash; father charged with DUI

Knoxville News Sentinel • May 3, 2016 at 11:40 AM

KNOXVILLE — A Knoxville father is facing felony charges in an alcohol-related crash that critically injured his two daughters Monday night, police said.

Donald E. Taylor, 40, admitted to drinking a six-pack of beer before getting behind the wheel of a 1998 Chevrolet van with his daughters — Alleah, 4, and Natilie, 8 — in tow, according to a Knoxville Police Department news release.

The van struck a utility pole shortly before 5:30 p.m. on the 4900 block of Millertown Pike.

"The van continued until emergency responders were called to the stopped vehicle at I-640," the release states.

More on the crash from our partners at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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