Gatlinburg man killed in early morning crash

Gatlinburg man killed in early morning crash

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GATLINBURG (WATE) - One man is dead as a result of a car crash early Saturday morning, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Officials with THP say 39-year-old Shannon Parton of Gatlinburg was driving north on Cartertown Road when he ran off the side of the road and landed in a creek.

Parton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Officials say Parton had been drinking at the time of the crash and was not wearing a seatbelt. 

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