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UPDATE: Victims identified in fiery crash on Interstate 75 in McMinn County

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UPDATE:  Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a wrong way crash in McMinn County Sunday.  

Thirty-year-old Stacey M. Jones was driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 when her car hit another vehicle headon and caught fire. 

Troopers believe she got off the Interstate then got back on going the wrong way (southbound in the northbound lanes).  She then traveled about a mile and a half before crashing near mile marker 50.  
The car she hit was carrying a married couple and their 4 month old baby girl, the mom 26-year-old Kayla Couwenderg and 25-year-old Gerard Couwenderg are in critical condition in ICU at a hospital in Knoxvill.  The 4-month-old is okay.  The couple was driving back from Florida to Canada where they live. 

Jones body has been sent to the medical examiner. 


MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) The Tennessee Highway Patrol along other emergency crews responded to the scene of a fatal, fiery crash on Interstate 75 going Northbound in McMinn County, Saturday morning.

Officials confirmed one woman died from her injuries sustained in the crash. Authorities said her car was driving South in the Northbound lanes when her car hit traffic head on and caught fire. Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision.

Authorities said the crash happened near mile marker 50. Both Northbound lanes were closed for about 2 hours as first responders cleared the scene. Stay with Channel 3 news on air and online for the very latest on this developing story.


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