Car accidents occur on a regular basis in Tennessee. Many of these are minor and result only in a few scratches on a bumper. Some accidents, however, produce life-altering outcomes. In the worst case scenarios, one or more fatalities may result from a single accident.

Three young boys died as a result of a fatal car crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a minivan. The boys were 1, 8 and 13 years old. The crash, which occurred on a Tennessee highway, also caused the deaths of three others. The relationship between these six people was not disclosed in reports. Three more people were also injured in the accident. Reports do not indicate how serious these injuries are.  

The accident occurred when the SUV crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the minivan head-on. The minivan had been carrying eight people. It is unclear from reports how many people were riding in the SUV.

Reports do not offer any details on why the SUV crossed out of its lane or whether law enforcement authorities believe intoxication was a factor in the accident.   

Car accidents are often tragic, but they are especially heartbreaking when they involve the deaths of children. When these collisions are caused by the negligence of another driver, the families of the deceased often seek justice for the untimely deaths of their loved ones. If you have lost a relative in a fatal car crash, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Speaking with an attorney may help you determine whether pursuing this type of litigation is a good option for you and your family.

Source:, “Six people killed in two-car crash on Tennessee Highway,” May 8, 2015