According to KPD spokesman Scott Erland, at around 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 3, KPD officers responded to a single-car crash on Pellissippi Parkway near I-40, and based on the investigation that was conducted at the scene, the involved vehicle was traveling south on Pellissippi Parkway towards the ramp to I-40 East when it went off the right side of the road and hit a tree.
The driver, an adult woman, was pulled from the vehicle by a witness before it caught on fire.
The woman was taken to Parkwest Medical Center before she was transferred to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.
KPD says there were no other occupants in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
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Knoxville Fire also responded to the scene, as well as a TDOT Help Truck. Traffic in the area saw delays for more than an hour as crews worked the scene.