THP identify two victims of Maynardville Highway crash, driver charged with DUI

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UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified two victims killed in a crash on Maynardville Highway Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Knoxville’s Carey and Mary Lawler, 76 and 75 respectively, were killed in the crash. The other driver, 47-year-old Steven Perry, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent.

According to a THP report, a vehicle driven by Carey Lawler was traveling south in the left turn lane on Maynardville Highway when they were struck by a northbound Perry as they attempted to make a left turn the roadway.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms they’re investigating a double-fatality crash on Maynardville Highway Tuesday night.

North bound lanes were closed for hours as investigators worked the scene.

THP reports after the initial investigation and notification of kin, more information will be released in this incident.

Rural Metro Fire, Knox County Rescue respond to fatal crash on Maynardville Highway

Earlier: Emergency crews were at the scene of a fatal car accident on Tuesday evening near the Halls Crossroads area.

Officials with Rural Metro Fire and Knox County Rescue were still on the scene as of 7 p.m. of a fatal car accident on Maynardville Highway near Cunningham Road.  

The accident scene is still being investigated, according to Rural Metro. The department says Maynardville Highway “will be closed in this area for the foreseeable future.”

This is a developing story.

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