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Three-Vehicle Accident Causes One Death in Knoxville, Tennessee

February 23, 2019

KNOXVILLE, TN. – A three-vehicle accident caused one death in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to a news story posted online by Others involved in the accident sustained minor injuries, authorities say. None of the persons involved has been named in public reports about the wreck.* 

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on February 18, a Jeep was traveling east on Asheville Highway in Knoxville. At the intersection with Gov. John Sevier Highway, a westbound Kia minivan started to turn onto the southbound lanes of Gov. John Sevier Highway. The Kia turned into the path of the eastbound Jeep, and the two vehicles crashed. 

After impact, the Kia crashed into a Chevrolet truck that was about to turn onto eastbound Asheville Highway from Gov. John Sevier Highway. The Knoxville Police Department said in a statement that the Kia driver did not see the oncoming Jeep prior to the crash. It is not clear why.

A passenger in the front seat of the Kia was severely injured in the wreck, and she died at the scene. Officials have not yet released her name, age, or area of residence. Police said identifying information is being withheld until next-of-kin has been notified. 

It is not clear how many other people were riding in the Kia. The driver, who was also not identified, sustained minor injuries. Police said the people riding in the Jeep and Chevrolet were not seriously injured. Officers did not say how many people were in those two vehicles, and they did not release their names. 

Officers are still investigating the collision, and they have not yet reported further information to the media. 

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