A 44-year-old man died and a teenager was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Oliver Springs on Sunday evening, authorities said.
Anthony M. Maston, who has an address listed in Oliver Springs, was driving north in a 2016 Kia sport utility vehicle on State Route 62 when he crossed the center line into the southbound lane and hit a southbound 2010 Nissan Altima car driven by a 17-year-old Oliver Springs girl, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a report.
Maston died due to the crash, which was reported at about 8:17 p.m. Sunday near the intersection with State Route 61, the THP said. He was not wearing a seat belt, the report said.
The 17-year-old driver of the second vehicle, the Nissan Altima car, was injured. She wasn’t wearing a seat belt either and neither was her 16-year-old passenger, the THP said.
Authorities said they don’t know if Maston or the girl driving the car had been drinking or used drugs, but tests have been requested, which is routine in fatal crashes.
The 16-year-old passenger in the Nissan Altima was not injured, the THP said.
The crash was investigated by THP Trooper Nathan Crow.Â Crow said safety restraints would have made a difference, in his opinion.
No citations were issued after the crash, and there have been no criminal charges, according to the report.
More information will be added as itÂ becomes available.