Troopers continue probe into deadly 19E crash9:39 am | October 22, 2012
Investigators returned Friday afternoon to the scene of a crash where two children died the night before.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that on Thursday evening, 2-year-old Dalton Moffitt and 7-year-old Jonathan Nye, both of Elizabethton, died when the sedan they were passengers in crossed the median on U.S. Highway 19E near Stateline Road and struck a mini-van.
The sedan’s driver, Katrina Nye, and a passenger, Jodie Hensley, were injured and taken to the hospital. The mini-van’s driver, Amy Alexander, and her passenger, Lindsey Sluder, were in the mini-van. They were also taken to the hospital.
A drug and alcohol test was ordered for Nye, who Trooper Edward Tester said lost control of her vehicle as she was driving southbound on 19E and crossed the median.