KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Two people were found dead Wednesday morning after a pickup truck overturned into a creek near Hardin Valley, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
The two people were identified as Kyle Everette Nelson, 36, and Tiffany Marie Fletcher, 26, according to the unofficial Traffic Crash Report. The report stated that Nelson was driving and Fletcher was in the passenger seat.
KCSO spokesperson Kimberly Glenn said about 10 a.m., the KCSO’s Traffic Unit responded to reports of a vehicle that was off the roadway. When deputies arrived, they found an overturned Dodge pickup truck down an embankment in the creek. The crash happened near the intersection of Solway Road at Greystone Summit Boulevard which is about half a mile from Pellissippi State Community College.
Nelson and Fletcher were reported dead at the scene.
KCSO believes on Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., the truck was traveling when Nelson lost control of the vehicle in heavy rain. The narrative in the report said the truck left the roadway and struck a culvert and overturned below Greystone Summit Boulevard. Both Nelson and Fletcher were reportedly found unrestrained.
According to KCSO, a passerby noticed the vehicle around 10 a.m. Wednesday and called 9-1-1.
They were taken to the Knox County Regional Forensics Center for examination.
Editor’s Note: The story was updated with new information.