1 dead, 2 injured following crash on Western Ave.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE 8 p.m. — Knoxville police confirm that one person has died following a crash Thursday afternoon on Western Ave.

The preliminary investigation shows that a car was traveling west on Western Avenue and hydroplaned, causing it to strike the side of a City of Knoxville Service Department truck. That truck was traveling east on Western.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, while two other men were transported to UT Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. 

Update 4:45 p.m. — Western Avenue was reopened following a serious crash Thursday afternoon.

Emergency personnel responded to what Knoxville police called a “serious car crash” Thursday afternoon amidst heavy rainfall and some area flooding.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, crews had closed down the area of Western Avenue at Ball Camp Pike, which is near Victor Ashe Park, to work the scene of a serious car crash.

The condition of the involved driver or drivers was unknown at this time.

Crews at the scene of the car crash on Western Avenue at Ball Camp Pike. (Photo: WATE)
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WATE 6 On Your Side is working to learn more about this incident and will update as additional details are made available by officials.

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