KPD: 1 person dead following crash on I-640

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department confirms one person is dead following a crash from Saturday evening.

We first brought you this story as breaking news at 6 p.m.

According to a news release, officers responded to a crash at I-640 West near Buffat Mill Road for a multi-vehicle crash. Due to the severity of the crash, KPD crash reconstruction units responded to the scene to investigate.

KPD investigators wrote in the news release, “at this time, based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that vehicle one entered the interstate against traffic and traveled eastbound in the westbound lanes. Vehicle one then struck a second vehicle, which made contact with a third vehicle. The driver of vehicle one was transported to the UT Medical Center and later pronounced deceased. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.”

No identity for the victim has been released at this time.

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