The Andersonville teen indicted on charges connected to a fatal accident in January that killed a passenger in the car he was driving will be arraigned on Sept. 9.
Evan Nathaniel Weaver, 18, was indicted by an Anderson County grand jury on Aug. 13 and arrested last week. He faces four felony charges: vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness, and two counts of reckless endangerment when a deadly weapon was involved. He also faces misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges stem from a Jan. 28 accident at the intersection of Highways 61 and 441 in Norris that killed 17-year-old Cameron Lee Sharp, a passenger in Weaver’s car. Both were seniors at Anderson County High School at the time of the crash.
Weaver has been released from the Anderson County Detention Facility in lieu of $75,000 in bonds.
Investigators say that Weaver had been driving east on Highway 61 when he tried to merge into the southbound lanes of 441. As he attempted that, however, he lost control and the car crossed over a concrete island and collided with a pickup truck headed north on Highway 441 driven by 25-year-old Daniel Osborne. A passenger in Osborne’s truck was injured, and Sharp died in the crash. Weaver was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center but later released.
The indictments said officers found a can of Dust Off and a glass marijuana pipe in the car.
Weaver’s Monday, Sept. 9, hearing is in Anderson County Criminal Court.
WYSH Radio in Clinton contributed to this report.