A Caryville man died and an Andersonville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Reservoir Road just outside Norris on Thursday, authorities said.
The head-on crash was reported at about 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol, which investigated the crash, said a 2003 Nissan Frontier was being driven north on Reservoir Road by Heidi Kuehl, 40, of Andersonville, when it crossed the center line.
A southbound 1995 Toyota Camry driven by Anthony Peterson, 47, of Caryville, “took corrective action” to miss Kuehl’s vehicle, the THP said.
But then Kuehl’s vehicle swerved back to the correct side of the road, and her Frontier and the Camry crashed head-on, the THP said in a fatality report.
The Camry driven by Peterson went off the east side of the road, and the Frontier driven by Kuehl went off the west side, the report said.
Mark Lucas, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy, said Peterson was flown by a University of Tennessee Lifestar medical helicopter to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville, where he died.
The crash was investigated by Aaron McGhee of the THP.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the crash. So did Anderson County EMS, Anderson County Rescue Squad, and Andersonville Fire Department. Norris Public Safety also responded with both police and fire personnel, Lucas said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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