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Crash alert: Pursuit of stolen car ends in multi-vehicle wreck on I-40

by Ponce Law | November 4th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A chase by state troopers Tuesday ended with a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County that left four people hospitalized, 1057 News reports.

Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol were pursuing a stolen Ford Fusion driven by 20-year-old Brendon J. Prettyman of Sevierville.  Authorities say Prettyman was speeding when he drove onto the shoulder of I-40 east at the 309 mile marker and then attempted to go back into a travel lane.  A man driving a Kenworth flatbed tractor-trailer had to move over as a result, and collided with a Hyundai Elantra.

The truck and the Elantra went through a guardrail and slid down an embankment before hitting some trees.  The three drivers and a passenger in the Elantra were hospitalized at Cumberland Medical Center. No details were released on the extent of their injuries.

Charges against Prettyman are pending, the THP said.

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