Man killed, 3 other people – including a child – hospitalized in I-40 crash in Sevier County

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Sevierville Police Department has identified the victim in a deadly crash on I-40 in Sevier County on Tuesday.

Police confirmed Derick Culverson, 33, of Newport was killed Tuesday morning in a multi-vehicle crash on I-40 East near mile marker 406.


SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A man was killed and three other people were injured — including a child — in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Sevier County early Tuesday.

Sevierville Police responded to a crash I-40 East around 7:30 a.m.

The three vehicles involved in the wreck were a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer, a small passenger car, and a full-size pickup truck, said Bob Stahlke, public information officer for the City of Sevierville.

The pickup with the travel trailer had minor damage and no one was injured. The passenger car was severely damaged and one person from that vehicle was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by ground ambulance, Stahlke said.

The full-size pick-up truck has severe damage and a man in that vehicle died in the crash, Stahlke said. A woman and a child the pickup were transported to UT Medical Center, he said.

The severity of the injuries to the three people transported to UT Medical Center is not known, he said.

Two of the three eastbound lanes were closed at the crash site until about 11:00 a.m.

The crash is under investigation. The names of the injured and the fatality will be released after notifications are completed, he said.

This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available.

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