Two high school students die in McMinn County wreck


The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has provided more details into the fatal McMinn car crash.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Two McMinn County High School students died in the crash. Three of the students involved in the crash were 17 years old and one was 18.

The THP identified one of the victims as 18-year-old Robert Hicks. He was a passenger in the 2004 white Chevy Cavalier.

Officials did not specify who the two fatalities of the wreck were.

THP said the Chevy was headed north on County Road 750 when it went off the right shoulder. The car then went back onto the roadway and overcorrected. It went sideways into the southbound lane.

A red Toyota Tacoma had stopped in the southbound lane, when the Chevy hit the truck. The Chevy hit the front of the truck with its driver’s side door.

Neither of the rear passengers were wearing a seatbelt, and they were both ejected from the car.

Responders took both the front and rear passenger-side victims to the hospital to be treated of their injuries.

Those on the driver’s side were not transported to the hospital for treatment, per the THP report.

News 12 has not yet received an update on the two injured victims.

The driver of the Toyota was not injured in the accident.

There are no charges at this time.

MCMINN COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — Four McMinn County High School students were involved in a wreck on Tuesday evening.

Two of those students died, according to the high school.

The crash happened on County Road 750, Sheriff Joe Guy said.

The high school is offering counseling services to any students or staff in need during this time.

We are working to learn more and will provide updates as available.

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