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ORT: ORPD releases names of adult crash victims

(Oak Ridge Today) According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, The Oak Ridge Police Department has identified the adults injured in a fatal two-vehicle crash on Friday evening, although the cause hasn’t been determined yet.

The crash killed a three-year-old boy. It was reported at about 5:20 p.m. Friday at Emory Valley Road and Lafayette Drive. It involved a total of 11 people, including three juveniles.

Besides the three-year-old who died, five other people who were in an SUV were injured and taken by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

The names of the juveniles are not being released, the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release. The occupants of the SUV were:

Ashley Braden, age 21, of Clinton (injured)
Jason Braden II, age 23, of Clinton (injured)
Joshua Selvidge, age 26, of Knox County (injured)
Dustin Sheehy, age 28, of Oak Ridge (injure)
juvenile victim (injured)
juvenile victim, age 3 (killed)
One of the adult victims was released from the hospital over the weekend, the City of Oak Ridge said.

The second vehicle involved in the crash, a Volkwagen sedan, was occupied by five people. None of those occupants were injured. Their names are as follows:

Xiaoping Wu, age 58, of Oak Ridge (not injured)
Haitao Yang, age 38, of Oak Ridge (not injured)
Haimin Yao, age 59, of Oak Ridge (not injured)
Lan Yao, age 34, of Oak Ridge (not injured)
juvenile (not injured)
This is an open investigation, the city said. The accident reconstruction team is continuing to examine evidence, witness statements, and other details of the crash to determine a possible cause. No additional information will be released at this time

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