Man dies in South Knoxville car crash

Man dies in South Knoxville car crash


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man died Thursday night after crashing his vehicle in South Knoxville.

Police say Roger Welchel, 54, was driving his 2013 Chevrolet Corvette southbound on Chapman Highway around 10:30 p.m., when the car left the roadway.

According to a police report, Welchel was driving very fast when the vehicle left the right side of the road.

The Corvette hit a ditch and flipped, coming to rest on its top.

Welchel was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol and speed and believed to be a factor in the crash.

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