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UPDATE: charges filed in I-81 crash near Blountville

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Exit 69 on I-81 in Sullivan County Exit 69 on I-81 in Sullivan County
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BLOUNTVILLE, TN (WJHL) -

UPDATE:

Brian Smith, 48, of Dandridge has been charged with Reckless Aggravated Assault, DUI, and Failure to Exercise Due Care.

Investigators say an SUV driven by Smith ran into the back of a tractor trailer around 3:30 Friday afternoon.

Two people, including Smith, inside the SUV were injured and taken to a local hospital.

No word on the extent of those injuries.

ORIGINAL:

A Tennessee Highway Patrol dispatcher confirmed a wreck with injuries occurred on Interstate 81 at the Blountville exit.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. between a tractor-trailer and a car.

Traffic is backed up in the northbound lanes. Exit 69 leads to Blountville.

Keep checking WJHL.com for more information as it becomes available.

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