1 killed in car accident in Oak Ridge

1 killed in car accident in Oak Ridge


OAK RIDGE (WATE) - An Oak Ridge man is dead after a single car accident Sunday morning.

Oak Ridge police say an officer noticed a white SUV traveling eastbound on Hillside Road around 4:30 a.m. at an excessive rate of speed.

The officer found the vehicle a short time later crashed into a utility pole.

When emergency crews arrived, they found the driver, later identified as Hobert L. Mitchell, 32, deceased in the driver's seat. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

Mitchell's body was taken to UT Medical Center for an autopsy.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.


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