Lifestar was required for three passengers
The Sevierville Police and Fire Departments responded to a motor vehicle accident near the Great Smoky Crafts Fair and Flea Market Saturday at approximately 12:45p.m. November 27. According to Sevierville Police Department Sgt. Bill Barton, four vehicles were involved with eleven people ultimately being transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) in Knoxville.
According to Sgt. Barton, it appeared that the accident began when a 1984 Mercury Marquis, driven by 48-year old William Stallings of New Market, hit the rear of a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by 27-year old German Vasques of Knoxville. That collision caused the Blazer to hit the rear of a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 37-year old Dale Jackson of Pensacola, FL.
All three vehicles were traveling east on Dumplin Valley West, near the Great Smoky Crafts Fair and Flea Market, located at 220 Dumplin Valley West.
After the 1984 Mercury Marquis hit the rear of the Blazer, the Marquis rolled over and collided with a 1990 Dodge Dakota, driven by 40-year old Phillip Needham of Knoxville.
William Stallings, the driver of the 1984 Mercury Marquis, was flown to UTMC via Lifestar Air Ambulance, as were two passengers in the Blazer, 5-year old Victor Espana and 26-year old Claudia Barajas.
The driver of the Blazer, German Vasques, and three additional passengers were transported to UTMC via ambulance; 27-year old Alba Espana, 3-year old Diego Barajas and 34-year old Ricardo Perez along with Dale Jackson, the driver of the Mercury Grand Marquis, and three passengers who were all transported to UTMC by ambulance.
The passengers, all from North Carolina, were 75-year old William Jackson, 4-year old Caitlin Finley and 4-year old Mykala Jacobs.The extent of the injuries to all victims is unknown. The accident is under investigation.