An 86-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash on Clinton Highway late Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Fred Lay, who has a Clinton address, was driving east on Bull Run Road in Claxton in a 2005 Mercury Sable car when he turned onto southbound US Highway 25W (Clinton Highway), the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a report. His vehicle turned into the path of a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer sport utility vehicle driven south in the inside lane of Clinton Highway by Marissa N. McCormick, 27, of Powell, and the two vehicles collided, the report said.
Southbound Clinton Highway heads toward Knoxville.
Lay died due to the crash, which was reported at about 4:56 p.m. Tuesday, the THP said. McCormick was not injured.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
Neither driver is suspected of using drugs or alcohol, but tests have been requested for Lay, which is routine in fatal crashes.
No citations were issued, and no criminal charges are expected.
The crash was investigated by THP Sergeant Scott Hines.
Besides THP, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department also responded, and so did Anderson County EMS, Anderson County Rescue Squad, and Claxton Fire Department.
The highway was temporarily closed because of the crash. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department was there for more than two hours helping the THP.
More information will be added as it becomes available.