Sheriff: Teen in stolen truck kills pastor, wife in Knoxville crash

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a 15-year-old boy was the driver of a stolen vehicle that caused a fatal car crash, killing a local pastor and his wife.

A Knox County sheriff’s report says the teen crossed double yellow lines to a pass a dump truck Tuesday before hitting an oncoming car. News outlets report Belinda Wilson and Three Points Baptist Pastor Ruben Wilson were inside the struck car and died.

A GoFundMe page says the Wilson’s 4-year-old granddaughter was hospitalized with a broken finger and nose.

The teen and his 20-year-old passenger were also hospitalized. The teen’s condition is unclear and the passenger was released Thursday.

The report says that drugs were found in the vehicle. Drug testing results weren’t immediately available. Authorities didn’t immediately announce any criminal charges.

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