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Head-on Collision on Highway 70 in Roane County, Tennessee

October 29, 2019

ROANE COUNTY, TN – According to an online news report at, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) indicates that three individuals sustained injuries in a head-on collision on Highway 70 in Roane County, Tennessee.*

A trooper with the THP indicates that a 2003 Honda Pilot operated by a 40-year-old man from Friendsville, Tennessee was heading eastbound when he crossed over the center line and hit into an oncoming 2005 Cadillac that was driven by a 57-year-old man from Rockwood, Tennessee.  The 57-year-old and his two passengers, a 59-year old woman and a 17-year old child from Knoxville, Tennessee sustained injuries. The 40-year-old was not injured. He was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, driving with a revoked license, DUI, and the possession of drug paraphernalia.  

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by local authorities.  

A head-on collision is just how it sounds; it is a crash where the front of any type of motor vehicle hits into the front of another vehicle.  These are generally very serious types of accidents and have a much higher fatality rate than other types of accidents, with the exception of vehicle rollovers.  Head-on collisions are often fatal because of their abrupt and forceful nature.  To illustrate, when two cars that are the same size and weight go at the same speed and crash into one another, it is equivalent to crashing into a brick wall where all forward movement ceases at once.  

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