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The Great Smoky Mountain Journal

Source:  Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 02:25 PM

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Crash On I-40 Eastbound Near 275N Kills One Friday

The Knoxville Police Department said Friday officers were investigating a serious crash that happened on Interstate 40 eastbound near the ramp to Interstate 275 north.

On Friday night, KPD said at approximately 4:47 p.m., officers responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash on I-40 eastbound near downtown Knoxville. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that the driver of a 2004 Toyota Rav 4 had experienced some type of medical condition that caused him to strike both the inside and outside walls of the interstate, along with two other vehicles, before coming to a stop against a wall.

KPD said the driver was transported to Tennova Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The drivers of the other two vehicles were not injured.

Investigators were continuing the investigation as of Friday night, and no names were released as next of kin had not yet been notified.