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I40 East Crash Results in One Fatality

Posted 08-18-20.

Numerous emergency agencies responded to a multiple vehicle crash at approximately 7:15 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, August 18, 2020. The crash occurred on Interstate 40 East near mile marker 406.


Three vehicles were involved. A pick-up truck pulling a travel trailer sustained minor damage and no one in that vehicle was injured. A small passenger car was severely damaged; one person from that vehicle was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by ground ambulance. A full-size pick-up truck sustained severe damage; an adult male in the vehicle died apparently as a result of the crash, and an adult female and a child were transported to UTMC by ground ambulance.

The severity of the injuries to the three persons transported to UTMC is not known. Two of the three eastbound lanes were closed at the crash site until about 11:00 a.m.

The crash is under investigation. The names of those injured and the person who died will be released after appropriate notifications are completed.

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Sevierville, TN 37864-5500
Phone: 865.453.5506