Police identify 2 Tennessee teens killed in crash

May 27, 2019

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities have identified the two teenagers killed in a single-vehicle crash in Roane County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Austin J. French and 16-year-old Joshua A. Freels, both of Harriman, were killed in the Sunday afternoon crash.

News outlets report that the driver, 18-year-old Holden J. Melton, was injured, as was another passenger, 16-year-old Kameron N. French.

All four were wearing seat belts.

Authorities say Melton was driving a 2002 Nissan Maxima around a left hand curve downhill when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree.

The fatality report says criminal charges are pending.

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