McMinn County: 3 injured in crash of 2 ATVs

UPDATEATV driver dies from wreck injuries

Three people were airlifted to Erlanger hospital tonight after two ATVs crashed on State Highway 305 in McMinn County.

Zachary Schultz 22, was driving a 2003 Yamaha ATV when his vehicle hit a 2007 Honda ATV being driven by Dylan Eichenberger, 19, of Niota, Tenn., according to Tennessee Highway Patrol spokeswoman Dalya Qualls.

Schultz, 20-year-old Malora Buckner and 19-year-old Chasity Grant were all airlifted to Erlanger hospital at about 7 p.m.

At 10:30 p.m., Qualls reported that Schultz had died, but at 11:45 p.m. she retracted, saying that he had not been officially pronounced dead.

Buckner and Grant are still in critical condition, according to Qualls.

Buckner rode on the back of Schultz's ATV and Grant rode on the back of Eichenberger's, Qualls said.

Eichenberger suffered minor injuries, Qualls said.

Schultz's