7-year-old twin killed, family seriously hurt in Winchester crash


WINCHESTER, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 7-year-old twin boy died Thursday and his family was seriously injured in a three-car crash in Winchester, Tennessee.

Police said it happened at 11:30 a.m. on Highway 41, about 88 miles southeast of Nashville.

Aaron and Lynette hill and their 7-year-old twin sons, John and James were stopped in their minivan at the red light where Highway 41 intersects with Bypass Road.

That’s when police say a Kia sedan driven by 83-year-old Mary Parks was travelling at reportedly 90 miles per hour and plowed into the back of the van.

“The van was stopped at the light, and it hit it so hard it knocked it all the way across the intersection into a truck,” Liz Owens, a witness of the crash, told News 2

The van was propelled it into on-coming traffic and hit a Ford F-150 pickup truck.

One of the 7-year-old boys inside the van died at the scene. His twin brother and father suffered serious injuries and were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Chief Dennis Young with the Winchester Police Department called the scene “traumatic.”

“A lot of serious injuries with the children involved… The other child is in very serious condition and we don’t know if he’s going to make it or not,” he said.

Parks and her passenger, Jimmy Northcutt, both suffered serious injuries. Police told News 2 Parks leg was so badly mangled, it may have to be amputated.

No one inside the pickup truck was injured.

Police are calling the incident an accident.

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Photo courtesy The Herald Chronicle.

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7-year-old twin killed, family seriously hurt in Winchester crash

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