Man killed in traffic crash at ORNL

Man killed in traffic crash at ORNL


OAK RIDGE (WATE) - One person was killed Wednesday night in a single-car crash at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Security personnel reported finding the vehicle on Bethel Valley Road east of Spallation Drive around 10:06 p.m.

Investigators say a beige 2001 Honda CRV driven by John Kirkpatrick of Knoxville was traveling east on Bethel Valley prior to exiting the roadway on the south side where it struck a tree.

Kirkpatrick was taken to UT Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

ORNL Fire/Rescue and the Oak Ridge Police Department also responded to the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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