The Clinton Police Department has identified the woman who died in a crash on Lewallen Bridge on Friday evening.
Angela Duncan Richardson, 40, of Clinton, died after she was thrown from a pickup truck driven by Kyle H. Anthony, 21, of Knoxville, the CPD said. Richardson was reportedly sitting behind the front seat of Anthony’s Chevy Silverado.
One other passenger in Anthony’s truck, Sean Richardson of Clinton, was taken to the hospital for treatment of possible injuries, and a fourth person in the truck was not injured despite being partially ejected from Anthony’s vehicle, according to WYSH Radio in Clinton.
Initial reports indicate that Anthony apparently lost control of his southbound pickup truck on Clinch Avenue, crossed the center line, and struck two northbound vehicles, Clinton Police Chief Rick Scarbrough said.
The driver of the first car that was hit head-on by Anthony’s truck—Keith Edwards—and his passenger—Mary-Jo Lease—were both trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated before being transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, WYSH said. Lease was listed in stable condition Monday morning, but no information was available on Edwards. A third person in that car, Christopher Mitchell, was taken to Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge for treatment of his injuries.
WYSH said the driver of the third car was not injured in the wreck.
“At this time, the investigation is continuing.. but we do believe alcohol was a factor in the crash,” Scarbrough said this weekend.
On Monday, investigators determined that Anthony was intoxicated based upon observation and confirmed by a breath test that showed his blood alcohol content to be .11, above the legal limit, according to WYSH. Anthony was not injured in the wreck.
Anthony lives on Greenscape Drive in Knoxville, and he is facing charges of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence for his role in the 4:30 p.m. three-vehicle crash, which involved eight people and occurred near South Charles G. Seviers Boulevard, the CPD said.
All lanes of the bridge, which crosses the Clinch River on the south side of downtown Clinton, were closed for nearly three hours.
Anthony remained jailed in the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on Saturday afternoon.
Note: This story was updated at 6:20 p.m. Dec. 9 to include additional information on victims and injuries.