Criminal charges are expected to be filed in Tennessee following a deadly crash that killed one out-of-state woman and injured two men on March 11. According to the accident report, the crash occurred when a Dodge Ram driven by a 54-year-old Kentucky man failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle at the intersection of Little Elk Creek Road and State Highway 297. Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers say that alcohol may be a factor in the fatal head-on collision.
Most Tennessee drivers know that drunk driving kills, but they may not realize just how serious the problem is. Across the United States, one person dies every 51 minutes in a motor vehicle accident caused by an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Local authorities report that a three-vehicle accident that occurred in Knoxville around 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 left two people with various injuries. An ambulance transported both injured parties to UT Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. No other injuries were reported.
A Tennessee woman is dead after a car crash involving multiple vehicles. According to reports, the driver potentially at fault is also facing charges from a separate incident.
One woman was injured and two men killed in a car accident along I-40 in West Knoxville. A couple was stranded on the side of the road with car trouble when a 20-year-old man pulled over to offer assistance. At this point, a third car allegedly crashed into the three victims.
Tennessee drivers may be interested in the story of a man who was killed when he pulled in front of a much larger vehicle. According to police at the time of the report, no charges were being filed in the incident.
Tennessee fans actress Salma Hayek may already be aware that her brother was recently involved in a fatal crash in Los Angeles. Her 40-year-old brother, a furniture designer, is said to have crashed into a Toyota pickup truck on Sunset Boulevard after having unexpectedly veered into the opposing travel lane. Hayek's passenger, a 43-year old male whose identity has been withheld, died of blunt force trauma suffered during the motor vehicle accident.
Tennessee drivers should be aware of a recall recently announced by General Motors. The recall involves a potentially fatal flaw in over 700,000 vehicles on the road.
Several injured victims were taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash along westbound I-40 in Knoxville occurred during the early morning of Oct. 31. The accident started shortly before 5:15 a.m. with a rear-end collision that left one vehicle stranded in the middle of the road. Luckily, occupants of the car were able to flee before an approaching semi-truck collided with their vehicle.
Two men from Jonesborough, Tennessee, face charges arising out of an incident allegedly caused by thrown beer. A tractor driver, involved in contract mowing, wrecked the vehicle after a man threw a beer at his tractor. According to law enforcement officials, the two men involved in throwing beer at the tractor face multiple charges. One of the throwers was charged with reckless endangerment, while the other was charged with public intoxication and assault.