Four victims of Sunday’s fiery Turner Turnpike collision have been identified, according to News 9. The crash happened on February 14th, on Interstate 44 near North Post Road and North Hiwassee Road. At least eight vehicles, including four semi-trucks and four passenger vehicles, were traveling westbound when they collided on the slick roadway. Thankfully no fatalities were reported, but one family did suffer serious injuries.
The Cantrell family, twins Hayden and Hayley, their brother Hunter, and their mother Erin, came upon the crash and were not able to stop in time. According to their aunt, Shelby Cantrell, their vehicle struck one of the semis that was on fire.
Hunter and Hayley were able to escape the vehicle, but Hayden and Erin were trapped inside. Shelby stated the kids were able to contact their father, who quickly arrived on the scene and was able to pull Hayden and Erin from the wreckage. Along with assistance from a police officer, their father transported his family to the hospital.
The Cantrell family’s injuries were severe. While Hayley has been released, Hunter suffered three tears in his bowels that required surgery to repair. Hayden has since had three surgeries, but is now communicating, according to Shelby. Erin has several broken bones as a result of the crash but is expected to recover.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cantrell family during their recovery.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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