Pryor, Priest, and Harber
865-223-6303
Speak with one of our attorneys today.

Truck driver facing charges for deadly crash

The driver of a tractor trailer is facing possible homicide charges after a crash on Interstate 40 near Knoxville claimed a woman's life. The fatal car accident happened when the driver's big rig rolled over onto the woman's car. He collided with two other vehicles as well, including another tractor trailer.

The man was driving a 2004 Volvo semi truck that was hauling furniture during the evening rush hour one day last week. He apparently first rear-ended another tractor trailer that had just re-entered the interstate after stopping at the eastbound scales near Campbell Station Road, according to Land Line. It's not clear if the driver of the Volvo had also stopped there.

After rear-ending the other truck, the driver apparently sideswiped it as well, taking out its air tanks, and then passed it at a fast speed, according to the other truck driver. He says the driver of the Volvo veered onto the exit ramp and essentially "pushed people out of the way."

That's when he apparently rolled onto the Ford Focus driven by the 42-year-old woman, who was from Loudon. He also rear-ended a Saturn with a Kingston couple inside.

The investigation is not yet complete. The investigating officer says that no specific charge has been filed yet, but it's expected that the Volvo truck driver, a 51-year-old man from Texas who works for Atlas SN Inc., will be facing some sort of homicide charge relating to the woman's death.

Source: Land Line, "Trucker facing homicide charge in fatal crash on I-40," Clarissa Kell-Holland, May 3, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Our Office

OUR OFFICE
625 S. Gay Street, Suite 600
Two Centre Square
Knoxville, TN 37902

Toll Free: 888-778-8095
Phone: 865-223-6303
Map and Direction