A two-vehicle head-on collision in Blount County on April 27 resulted in the deaths of two people and injured three children traveling in one of the vehicles. State officials state that the fatal accident involved a 2002 Jeep and a 1999 Ford traveling on Blount County 47. The investigation into the accident is ongoing, say officials.
Approximately 7 miles north of Blountsville, the Jeep, operated by a 19-year-old female, struck the oncoming Ford. The Ford's occupants included three minors. According to the reports, the driver of the Ford, a 24-year-old female, had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene. All three children were transported to a nearby hospital. The driver of the Jeep was also declared dead at the scene by officials.