AC man indicted on DUI charges…again

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An Anderson County grand jury has indicted a man already facing charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication on another charge of DUI.

Danny Bean, 56, is facing charges in a November 2012 wreck on Highway 61 that killed two women—Alberta Farrer and Patricia Smith—and earlier this month, was indicted on a DUI charge stemming from a single-vehicle accident last year.

On April 7, 2013, Bean crashed his car into a ditch and when emergency crews arrived, he told them that he had taken prescription medication earlier in the day to explain his very slow and slurred speech. [Read more…]

Sponsored: S&R Insurance Services celebrates 20 years

S&R Insurance Services Inc.

S&R Insurance Services has been in business since 1993, and its agents take pride in helping customers get the best insurance coverage for the best prices.

S&R Insurance Services has been in business since 1993, and its agents take pride in helping customers get the best insurance coverage for the best prices.

The company, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is an advocate for the insured, President Cyndi Jeffers said.

“That’s our job,” she said. “All we do is insurance.”

Located on Talmeda Road in Oak Ridge, S&R Insurance is a full-service independent agency representing several top-rated insurance companies and offering all types of coverages, including auto, home, business, personal, bonds, life, health, accident, disability, IRAs, and long-term care. [Read more…]

Follow-up: New details of fatal Clinton wreck

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More information is now available about Friday’s fatal accident on Highway 61 at the on-ramp to I-75 North in Clinton.

The wreck occurred at about 7:06 a.m. Friday, and it killed Christopher Strunk, 32, of Oneida. The Clinton Police Department reported that Strunk was a passenger in a Honda Civic driven by Shawn Wright, 26, of Pioneer.

The accident happened when a car driven by David Kittrell of Mississippi was in the left lane near the on-ramp and Wright’s car pulled into his path while trying to get on to the interstate. Kittrell’s car “T-boned” Wright’s car and both vehicles spun around before coming to rest against a guard rail. Strunk, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was declared dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Services personnel, and Wright suffered injuries that sent him to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by ambulance. [Read more…]

CPD: One dead in Friday morning crash

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One person died in a two-car crash on Friday morning in Clinton.

The collision happened at about 7 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 61 and the on-ramp to Interstate 75 North. Christopher Strunk, 32, of Oneida died as a result of his injuries.

Initial information indicated that the vehicle, in which Strunk was a passenger, was “T-boned” by another car on North Charles G. Seivers Boulevard at the northbound entrance to I-75. [Read more…]

Three boaters injured in two-boat collision on Norris Lake

ANDERSONVILLE—A two-boat collision on Norris Lake near Anderson County Park sent three occupants to the hospital early last night.

The accident occurred on Friday night around 9:21 p.m. when a runabout boat and a bass boat collided nearly head-on, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Sgt. Roy Smith. Two of the bass boat’s occupants were ejected, and all three passengers were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The two occupants of the runabout were uninjured. [Read more…]

Knox teen killed in Anderson County wreck, charges pending against driver

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A 19-year-old Knoxville girl was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning in Anderson County, and now the driver of the car she was riding in is facing charges.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that Justin Seeber, 23, of Clinton had been driving a 2006 Jaguar XT3 sedan north on Highway 25W shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday with three passengers when the accident occurred. The THP report indicates that Seeber’s car veered off the roadway and hit a ditch before re-entering the road and coming to rest. [Read more…]

KPD: Clinton woman killed in wrong-way Knox wreck

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The Knoxville Police Department said one of the drivers involved in a crash that killed a Clinton woman last week could face charges in connection with that accident.

The wreck occurred on Wednesday, March 20, at about 8:30 a.m. on Clinton Highway. [Read more…]

Three injured in Thursday car crash

Oak Ridge Turnpike and Rutgers Avenue Accident

Three people were injured when two vehicles crashed Thursday night at Oak Ridge Turnpike and Rutgers Avenue. (Photo by Tom Scott)

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at Oak Ridge Turnpike and Rutgers Avenue on Thursday night, authorities said.

The first vehicle, a 2000 Ford Taurus, was driven by Joseph Elliott Scales, an 18-year-old Oak Ridge resident. Scales said he was trying to turn left onto westbound Oak Ridge Turnpike from the northbound lanes of South Rutgers Avenue and had a green arrow during the 7:50 p.m. crash, an Oak Ridge Police Department report said.

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Anderson school bus involved in crash, no students injured

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An Anderson County school bus was involved in a traffic accident Wednesday morning in South Clinton.

A car reportedly pulled in front of bus #14 from David Road onto Blockhouse Valley Road and was struck by the bus, which was carrying approximately 15 to 20 students to Clinton Middle and High School, according to school officials.

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Man says rock affected steering, hits parked car on Outer Drive

Outer Drive Crash

An Oak Ridge man was not injured when his pickup truck hit a parked car on Outer Drive early Saturday morning. (Photo by Tom Scott)

An Oak Ridge man told police he hit a rock while driving west on Outer Drive early Saturday morning, which affected his steering and caused his GMC Sierra pickup truck to veer into an unoccupied Hyundai sedan in an on-street parking space, an accident report said.

Roger C. Thompson, 58, was not injured in the crash at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday just east of New York Avenue, an Oak Ridge Police Department report said.

Driver says he swerved to avoid deer, hit parked car

Ford Taurus in Robertsville Road Accident

A Kentucky man said he had swerved to avoid a deer on Robertsville Road early Saturday morning when his Ford Taurus hit a parked GMC Sonoma. (Photo by Tom Scott)

About 20 minutes after a rollover accident on Robertsville Road early Saturday morning, police responded to a second collision.

The driver in the second wreck, Joshua Whaley, 25, of Florence, Ky., told police he had swerved to avoid a deer while driving westbound on Robertsville Road when his Ford Taurus struck a GMC Sonoma parked in on-street parking, an Oak Ridge Police Department report said.

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WYSH: One killed in Saturday car-train accident in Clinton

One person died in a collision between a car and train in Clinton early Saturday morning, according to WYSH Radio.

WYSH said police are investigating the 3:30 a.m. accident and will not release the driver’s name until family members have been notified.

WYSH said the accident occurred when the driver’s car left the side of Carden Road and came to rest on the train tracks. An approaching train was unable to stop in time and struck the vehicle, WYSH said.

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