Three People Injured In I-24 Crash

Crash scene photo

Crash scene photo

On Friday night (July 17) around 7pm a 1999 Dodge minivan and a 2008 Toyota 4 Runner were traveling west on Interstate 24 near mile-marker 104 in Coffee County. The Dodge van driven by Courtney Bievenue age 28 of Monteagle was in the right lane and the Toyota driven by Grace Benedict age 25 of Beechgrove was in the left lane. The van’s left rear tire went down and caused the driver to lose control. The Bievenue vehicle struck the Benedict Toyota in the right rear corner causing it to spin. The Dodge van traveled down the median and impacted a ditch and rolled, coming back to rest on its wheels. The Toyota left the roadway on the left and traveled sideways until it came to rest.
Bievenue and two children were transported by Coffee County EMS to Unity Medical Center in Manchester for treatment of their injuries. Benedict and a child in the Toyota were uninjured.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol was in charge of the accident scene.