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Greene Co., TN – Head-On Collision on I-81/MM 21 Injures Multiple Passengers

Greene County, TN (June 17, 2024) – A devastating head-on collision involving four vehicles occurred on I-81 northbound at mile marker 21 on the afternoon of June 16th. , Greene Co., TN – Head-On Collision on I-81/MM 21 Injures Multiple PassengersThe accident, which happened around 6:15 p.m., resulted in multiple injuries, including serious injuries to two juveniles. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2009 Honda SUV driven by 31-year-old Mardoqueo Aguilar Diaz of North Carolina was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when it collided head-on with a Honda Civic sedan driven by 24-year-old Peter Cresci of Tennessee. Diaz’s SUV then went airborne, landing on a Nissan Pathfinder driven by 53-year-old Amir Rashid of Virginia, who was uninjured. A Ford Mustang driven by 29-year-old Terrin Pitts of Maryland subsequently struck the rear of Cresci’s Honda Civic. Six juvenile passengers, two adult passengers, and Diaz were injured. Two juveniles in Diaz’s vehicle sustained serious injuries. All injured parties were transported to nearby hospitals by Greene County-Greeneville EMS. Diaz faces multiple charges, including vehicular assault, driving under the influence, and child endangerment. First responders from the Mosheim Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Mosheim Fire Department, and Greene County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

We wish all those injured a swift recovery.

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