Two dead after late night crash in Blount County

Two dead after late night crash in Blount County


MARYVILLE (WATE) - Two men are dead after their car went off a Blount County road Saturday night and hit a tree.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office says Christopher Treadway, 24, was driving a Ford Explorer on Morganton Road near Panorama Drive in Maryville when he lost control of the vehicle.

The SUV ran into a shallow ditch, striking a mailbox before hitting a tree.

Treadway and his passenger, Thomas Hopper, 21, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Neither Treadway nor Hopper were wearing a seat belt.

The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the accident.

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