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13 people injured in multi-car accident

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Thirteen people were injured in a three-car crash on Highway 96 in Williamson County Saturday night.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 5:45 p.m. when a maroon minivan carrying 11 people clipped a vehicle, then crashed head-on into a yellow Chevrolet Camaro.

Four people were taken to Vanderbilt Medical by Life Flight in critical condition, including two adult passengers from the Camaro and two adult passengers from the minivan.

The remaining nine passengers from the minivan were taken to Vanderbilt by ground transportation. The victims include seven 16-year-old girls, a 2-year-old child and a 1-year-old child. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

The driver of the clipped vehicle was uninjured.

According to officials, the van was carrying two adult coaches and seven athletes from a girls' basketball team from the St. Louis area, in addition to the toddlers. The van was designed to carry only seven passengers.

Officials said it appeared none of the minivan passengers were wearing proper restraints, including the children.

It also appeared that the driver of the Camaro was not wearing a seatbelt.

Several emergency crews are still working to clear the scene.

There is no indication that alcohol or drug use was a factor in the crash.

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