A deadly crash in Cumberland County, Tennessee, left two people dead after the SUV they were in veered into oncoming traffic, on Saturday, Jan. 6.
Police identified the victims as 22-year-old Jessica Case from Knoxville and 24-year-old Samuel Foster from Kingston. Case was the mother who was reported missing over the weekend, reported WBIR.
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The pair were traveling on the Interstate 40 on the wrong side of the road near Crossville between Crab Orchard and Westel. The SUV Foster was driving at the time of the accident struck into a semi-truck and both were ultimately killed in the crash.
Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed in a crash report on Jan. 6 that it requested blood tests on both Case and Foster to determine whether they were under the influence at the time of the crash. The report indicated that Case tested positive for drugs and alcohol, while Foster did not have any signs of intoxication, reported the news station.
Final toxicology tests are still being conducted for both victims and have yet to be released.
Case’s family reported her missing on Monday, Jan. 8 after she did not return home to her children in Knoxville on Friday, Jan. 5. The children were placed in the care of another family member during that time, reported the news station, citing police.
Investigators believed Case left home to meet her boyfriend. Police have not confirmed Foster’s relationship to Case.
The driver of the semi-truck was not seriously injured, reported the news station.
Police said Case was reportedly driving a Silver 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe when she went missing, however, according to the crash report she was identified as a passenger in a 2015 Mazda CX9, which was allegedly stolen out of Knoxville, reported the news station, citing police.