Traffic investigators with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office are responding to a serious crash near the Rhea County line.

It happened shortly before 4:50 p.m. in the 17000 block of Highway 27.

The sheriff’s office says two vehicles are involved and three people have been taken to a hospital.

Details of what led to the crash are under investigation.

No names have been released.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area while emergency workers clear the scene.

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