5 killed in US when vehicle carrying cheerleaders collides with car
Five people have died in a fiery car crash, including four high school cheerleaders who had hours earlier been cheering on their football team, the Associated Press reported.
A sport utility vehicle carrying the cheerleaders collided with an oncoming car late Friday night on a wet, foggy highway in Scott County, northwest of Knoxville, authorities said. A passenger in the car also was killed.
Laura McPherson, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol said investigators believe the crash was caused in part by the slick and foggy conditions, and a preliminary report indicated none of the girls in the SUV was wearing a seat belt.
The car's driver and a 10-month-old child, Aiden Wilson, also were injured and taken to a hospital.