Man charged in Pierce Corcoran traffic death officially deported

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The man charged in the Chapman Highway traffic crash that resulted in the death of Pierce Corcoran has been deported, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

An ICE spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo, 44, was deported from the United States on Monday.

Francisco-Eduardo was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Pierce Corcoran, son of Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran. 

Prosecutors say Francisco-Eduardo is in the United States illegally. He was ordered to leave the country in March.

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According to the investigation, a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north on Chapman Highway when it crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic striking a Honda Civic that was traveling south on Chapman Highway which resulted in a chain reaction crash.

The driver and passenger of the Honda Civic were transported to UT Medical Center where the driver later died. He was identified as 22-year-old Pierce Corcoran. The female passenger from the Civic was treated for what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries. Both were wearing seat belts. The drivers and passengers in two other vehicles that were involved were not injured. 

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