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Athens boy, 7, dies from injuries suffered in Sunday crash

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A 7-year-old Athens boy died Tuesday of injuries he suffered in a car crash Sunday night in Monroe County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Luke Shumate died Tuesday morning at University of Tennessee Medical Center, according to the THP.

The crash occurred about 8 p.m. Sunday when 31-year-old Raymond Shumate of Athens was driving north on state Highway 307 in a 2006 Chrysler van. Riding with him were Luke and Jake Shumate, age 9.

According to THP, the Shumate van crossed the highway's center line and went into a ditch. It struck a tree and began to burn.

According to a report, charges are pending.

Read more of this story at WBIR. 

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