Hawkins Co. deputies injured in Hwy. 11W crash


Two Hawkins County deputies remain hospitalized following a crash on Highway 11 W in Church Hill Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told News 5 that officers Marc Bass and Dennis Sturgill are being evaluated by medical personnel after the wreck that occurred just after 10 a.m.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol report said Robert B. Houchins, 84, of Church Hill, was charged with failure to yield when he pulled his SUV into the path of the police cruiser being operated by Bass.

Houchins was also injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. The officers' injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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