KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville police identified the man killed in a crash in South Knoxville on Friday night.
The crash was reported just before 8 p.m. in the 4900 block of Martin Mill Pike. Police say a Nissan Versa driven by Michael Anderson, 20, of Mascot, was going south at a high rate of speed when it lost control in a curve. Anderson's car hit an oncoming Mercury Mountaineer going northbound and then hit a tree.
Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Anderson's car and the driver of the Mountaineer were taken to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Knoxville police say alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in Anderson losing control of his vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.