The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that on Sunday morning at 7:45, a 2016 Freightliner was traveling west on I- 24 around mile-marker 130 located in Grundy County. The 18-wheeler driven by Netsere B. Waka from Georgia went off the left side of the roadway, struck a guard rail, crossed the median, into a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado’s lane of travel and struck the pick-up. After the tractor-trailer struck the Chevrolet, it continued traveling into eastbound traffic and hit a Mercedes SUV.
59-year-old David Todd Kranz and 57-year-old Essie Leverne Kranz of Florida were injured in the pick-up.
72-year-old Kim Philip Pavkovich was driving the SUV, and 74-year-old Janine Marie Pavkovich was a passenger. They were also injured.
All four of the injured were transported from the scene.
Waka was charged with failure to maintain lane of travel and due care. He was not injured.
I-24 was shut down for multiple hours, and traffic was rerouted.