Three people were pronounced dead at the scene in a horrific motor vehicle crash this afternoon on I-75 in Campbell County.  First Responders are working feverishly at this hour to save the life of a 10-year old child.  The youngster is trapped inside a van that E-911 Officials say ran up under the back of an 18-wheeler.

Lifestar is landing on the scene of the accident on I-75 near Exit 141 (the north Caryville exit).  Firefighters with the Caryville Fire Department are in the process of cutting the boy out of the van.

The southbound van rammed up under the big rig at 5:26 pm this afternoon.  Three others in the van were pronounced dead at the scene. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/08/2018-6:00PM)

UPDATE:  The 10-year old boy is loaded and set to be flown to a Knoxville hospital.  One crew member on the chopper describes the youngster as being “fully alert.”  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/08/2018-6:15PM)