48-year-old Knoxville woman killed in crash with tractor-trailer in Maynardville


MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A 48-year-old Knoxville woman was killed Monday night in a crash on State Route 33 in Maynardville, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol says that a tractor-trailer was traveling south on State Route 33 while a 2007 GMC Sierra was traveling north on State Route 33.

The tractor-trailer ran off the left shoulder after crossing the northbound lane, hitting the barrier wall. The vehicle then crossed back over to the southbound side, then striking the Sierra, sending it into a barrier wall.

Both vehicles eventually came to a stop on the south side of the roadway.

A passenger in the Sierra, 48-year-old Marie Muntz of Knoxville was killed as a result of this crash.

Charges are pending for both the driver of the tractor-trailer, William Woodward, 54, of Pineville, Ky. and the driver of the Sierra, 49-year-old Robert Muntz of Sharps Chapel.

Woodward and Robert Muntz were also injured as a result of this crash, but their condition is unknown at this time.

EARLIER: Multiple agencies were on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash Monday night on the Maynardville Highway (State Route-33) that shut down the road for hours.

Union County dispatch said the Tennessee Highway Patrol was leading the crash scene investigation.

The crash shut down the highway both ways from Lewis Green Hollow Road to Hickory Valley Road.

No further details were yet available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they’re made available by officials.


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