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Driver Charged Following Cumberland County Crash

Two vehicles crashed Monday night on Highway 127 in Cumberland County.

Children ranging in ages from 5 months to 8 years old were passengers in both vehicles.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol report said 29-year-old Ralph Phy was driving Northbound on US Highway 127 near Catoosa Ridge when he crossed the center line and sideswiped Nicole Whittenburg’s vehicle. Phy went off the left side of the road and crashed in the ditch. His 8-year-old passenger was not injured.

Whittenburg had a 5 month, 2-year-old, and 68-year-old passengers. Whittenburg and Phy sustained injuries.

Everyone involved in the crash were sent to Cumberland Medical Center.

All drivers and passengers were wearing seat belts and child restraint devices.

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