1 killed, 5 injured when dump truck overturns onto van

1 killed, 5 injured when dump truck overturns onto van in Blount County

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A Dodge Caravan pulled into the path of a dump truck at about 7 p.m. on Highway 321 in front of Uncle Dave's Market, according to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. A Dodge Caravan pulled into the path of a dump truck at about 7 p.m. on Highway 321 in front of Uncle Dave's Market, according to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
"The truck tried to veer off from hitting him and then he rolled on top of the car twice.  It looked like a bomb went off because there was so much dust," said witness Ray Thompson. "The truck tried to veer off from hitting him and then he rolled on top of the car twice. It looked like a bomb went off because there was so much dust," said witness Ray Thompson.

FRIENDSVILLE (WATE) – One person died Monday night when a dump truck carrying concrete ash overturned onto a van in Blount County. Five others were injured.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a Dodge Caravan driven by James Click, 25, from Walland, pulled into the path of a dump truck about 7 p.m. on Highway 321 in front of Uncle Dave's Market.

"The truck tried to veer off from hitting him and then he rolled on top of the car twice. It looked like a bomb went off because there was so much dust," said witness Ray Thompson. 

Passenger Matthew Dixon, 26, was killed. Click, along with Lauren Lynott, 22, Merrily Dixon, 25, and a three-year-old girl, were injured.

Life Star flew one victim to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Three others were transported by ambulance. 

The driver of the dump truck, Kevin Weese, 27, of Dawsonville, Ga., was also injured.

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