A head-on crash on Interstate 40 in Cocke County on Monday night killed three people and wounded two others, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
A Ford Focus traveling the wrong way on I-40 East struck a Toyota Tundra pickup truck around 9:30 p.m. near mile marker 449, according to a report from the THP.
Three women in the Ford Focus were killed: driver Josey Gale, 28, and passengers Starr Majors, 26, and Kay-Cie Hafer, 28. Gale and Hafer were from Vassar, Michigan, according to the report. Majors was from Otter Lake, Michigan.
The driver of the Toyota Tundra, Isaiah Rathbone, 18, of Penrose, North Carolina, and his passenger, Michael Smithers, 21, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, were injured, according to the report.
The THP’s investigation into the wreck is ongoing.