An accident last week in Claxton injured three people and left one man facing charges. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident happened Thursday, February 17th shortly before 7 pm near Bull Run Road and Highway 25. The THP says that a Jeep Grand Cherokee crossed over the centerline and collided with a Dodge Ram pickup truck, injuring the driver of the Jeep and his passenger, but not the driver of the pickup. The Jeep was struck from behind by a Ford Escape. The driver of the Ford was injured in the crash, according to the THP, but the seven-month-old child inside that car was not hurt.
A fourth vehicle, a Mercedes, was struck by debris from the collision.
THP says that the driver of the Jeep was identified as Robert Tapp, and that he was charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, failing to maintain his lane of travel and violations of the insurance and registration laws.