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THP identifies crash victims, 5 dead from 1 family

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(WBIR - Blount County) - A crash in Blount County on Highway 411 killed six people Thursday night, including five members of a single family.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, an Isuzu Rodeo SUV driven by Robert Sorenson, 56, of Maryville, was traveling north on US Highway 411 and crossed over into the southbound lane, hitting a minivan head-on with eight people inside.

It happened around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, near Springview Baptist Church, about 1.5 miles past the exit for Highway 129.

The driver of the van, Tammy James Hancock, 52, and her daughter, Christy Manuel, 30, were killed in the crash, along with Manuel's three children: Cody Manuel, 12, Christopher Manuel, 8, and Gavin Manuel, 18 months.

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