COCKE COUNTY, TN. (THECOUNT) — Angela Barnes and Ruby Shults, both of Cosby, Tennessee, have been identified as the mother and daughter killed in a triple-fatal vehicle crash in Cocke County on Friday. Chad Pippen has been identified as the other fatality.

Barnes, 48, and her 77-year-old mother, were both killed in a head-on crash near Cosby on Friday night. The other involved driver, 49-year-old Pippen, was also killed in the wreck.


According to reports, Pippen was operating a Nissan Altima on Highway 321, aka Hooper Highway, near Baxter Road in Cosby, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 6 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a Chevy Cobalt operated by Barnes. Both vehicles then exited the roadway and entered a culvert.

All three involved individuals were pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Cocke County is a county on the eastern border of the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,662. Its county seat is Newport. Cocke County comprises the Newport, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville, Tennessee Combined Statistical Area – Wikipedia.