Two Men Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Knoxville, Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, TN. – According to a news story reported online at wvlt.tv, two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Knoxville, Tennessee. Both men were former athletes at high schools in Knox County. Authorities are still investigating the wreck to try to determine what led to the accident.*
The crash happened sometime in the morning though the report from WVLT does not specify the exact time of the incident. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reports that a vehicle (make and model not reported) was traveling on East Emory Road and somehow left the roadway near the area of Bell Road.
It is not yet clear what caused the vehicle to depart the road. WVLT reports that a witness told deputies the vehicle swerved. Upon running off the road, the vehicle struck a culvert and overturned, then collided with a tree. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
WVLT reports the driver of the vehicle and a passenger in the vehicle were both killed in the crash. They were identified as a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man. Authorities said that neither of the men were wearing a seat belt at the time the accident occurred.
The 20-year-old victim was reportedly a former Pigeon Forge basketball and baseball player. The 19-year-old victim was reportedly a former Gibbs High School football player. The Pigeon Forge basketball coach told reporters that the two men were friends and were traveling to work together when the crash took place.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the circumstances of the crash.
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