Sheriff’s dept. joins probe into fatal crash

9:45 am | October 23, 2012

The Carter County Sheriff’s Department has joined the investigation to determine what led to the death of two children last Thursday in a crash on Highway 19E.

“We are looking into all aspects and events leading up to and following the crash,” Sheriff Chris Mathes said Monday evening.

The sheriff would not elaborate on the investigation but confirmed his office is looking into the case.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol began investigating the crash which killed 2-year-old Dalton Moffitt and 7-year-old Jonathan Nye last Thursday evening. The THP continues to investigate the actual crash as the sheriff’s department investigates what led up to the crash.

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