18-Year-Old Driver Killed in Head-On Crash in Union City, Tennessee
UNION CITY, TN. – As reported online in a news story from wbir.com, an 18-year-old driver was killed January 30 in a head-on vehicle crash in Union City, Tennessee. The victim has been identified, as have the other three people involved in the crash.*
The accident happened in the early evening on January 30 on Maynardville Highway/State Route 33 in Union City. At approximately 6 p.m., a 2010 Nissan Altima was traveling north on Maynardville Highway. Near the intersection with Possum Valley Road, the Nissan crossed the centerline of the highway and crashed head-on into a southbound 2006 Chevrolet Express van.
It is not clear at this time what caused the driver of the Nissan to cross over the centerline and travel into the southbound lane. Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the wreck, and Troopers did not report any information as to the cause of the wreck or factors suspected to have contributed to the crash, like fatigue or distraction.
The driver of the Nissan suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Officials have identified him as 18-year-old Colin Fischer, of Tazewell, Tennessee. It does not appear that anyone else was riding in the Nissan at the time of the accident.
Three people were in the Chevy van at the time, including the driver — 58-year-old Irvin Woods — and two passengers — 43-year-old Troy Collins and 64-year-old Wilford Billingsley. All three men were injured in the crash, and emergency crews transported them to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries and current conditions are not known.
Woods has been charged with driving with a suspended license, but no other charges have been announced.
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