A Knoxville man is facing vehicular homicide and DUI charges after a fatal Friday evening crash in Clinton killed a 40-year-old woman, authorities said.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was a passenger in a truck driven by Kyle H. Anthony, 21, on Lewallen Bridge at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, the Clinton Police Department said. She was thrown from the vehicle during the multiple-vehicle wreck and died from her injuries, the CPD said.
Initial reports indicate that Anthony apparently lost control of his southbound truck on Clinch Avenue near South Charles G. Seviers Boulevard, crossed the center line, and struck two other northbound vehicles, CPD Chief Rick Scarbrough said.
“At this time the investigation is continuing…but we do believe alcohol was a factor in the crash,” Scarbrough said.
All lanes of the bridge were closed for nearly three hours.