Driver hits Knox County building after passing out at the wheel

Driver hits Knox County building after passing out at the wheel

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A large section of the building's exterior wall was knocked down by the man's SUV. A large section of the building's exterior wall was knocked down by the man's SUV.
The driver declined medical attention after the wreck, but his SUV was severely damaged. The driver declined medical attention after the wreck, but his SUV was severely damaged.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A driver received only minor injuries after he passed out at the wheel Thursday morning and his SUV crashed into a building in East Knox County. The building was badly damaged.

The crash happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. at the intersection Wooddale Road and Asheville Highway.

The driver's name has not been released, but his wife told 6 News he experienced a coughing episode so severe he passed out just before running off the road.

The man declined medical attention after the wreck.

A large section of the building's exterior wall was knocked down by the man's SUV.

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