One Person Killed After Interstate 640 Crash
Knoxville, TN (November 21, 2020) The Knoxville Police Department reports that one individual was killed following an accident on November 21st. The crash occurred on Interstate 640 West close to Buffalo Mill Road and involved multiple vehicles. Due to the complexity of the accident, the Knoxville Police Department’s crash reconstruction unit responded to the scene to perform an investigation about how the accident occurred.
Knoxville law enforcement reports, based on preliminary investigation, that one vehicle entered the interstate against traffic and began traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. This vehicle then struck a second vehicle, which ultimately collided with a third vehicle.
The driver of the first vehicle was ultimately transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center and pronounced dead. Additional details about the crash are still pending, including the victim’s identity.
The Federal Highway Administration has found that approximately 300 to 400 individuals are killed each year as a result of wrong way driving accidents. These accidents occur for many reasons, but one of the most common causes are drivers who take alcohol or drugs. These substances then disorient the motorist to the extent that they end up traveling the wrong way on a road without any appreciation that they are doing so.
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Even if you apply the highest degree of caution while operating a motor vehicle, this does not mean that all other drivers on the road will. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Tennessee car crash caused by someone else, you should not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer. Contact Fox Farley Willis & Burnette for assistance today.
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