Information from WYSH Radio
An Anderson County High School senior was killed in a Monday afternoon traffic accident in Norris, and another teen was flown by a Lifestar helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
The Norris Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the crash shortly before 4:30 pm Monday at the intersection of Andersonville Highway and Norris Freeway.
Cameron Sharp, 17, of Andersonville was killed in the wreck, and Evan Weaver, 18, also an ACHS senior and also from Andersonville, was injured. No update on his condition has been made available.
In a statement, the Norris Police Department said the crash occurred when a Ford Escort driven by Weaver was merging onto Norris Freeway from the eastbound lanes of Andersonville Highway when he lost control of the car and crossed a concrete island. The Escort collided with a Ford F250 pickup truck traveling north on Norris Freeway approaching the traffic light.
The driver and the passenger in the pickup sustained minor injuries with the passenger requiring several stitches in his head.
A prayer vigil was held at the school this morning, and grief counselors have been made available.
The investigation into Monday’s deadly accident is ongoing.
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