Driver, 10, flips van at 90 mph

October 7, 2008 10:20:08 AM PDT
Tennessee sheriff's deputies say a 10-year-old was driving up to 90 mph when he crashed a van carrying two adults who had been drinking and taking pills and two other children. Sullivan County sheriff's Capt. Keith Elton says authorities found a woman passenger trying to swallow as many pills as she could and a man told police he drank at least 15 beers.

The young driver lost control Sunday of the speeding van, which rolled, coming to rest on its top. Everyone in the van was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities say the children were related to the adults, but could not specify how.

The adults face multiple charges including reckless endangerment and child abuse. The children have been placed in state care.

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