A fatal crash involving a pedestrian was reported in Marlow on Wednesday morning, and a a serious crash that required three ambulances and a medical helicopter was reported near Interstate 75, authorities said.
The first crash was on Andersonville Highway at Bethel Road just east of Interstate 75 around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Mark Lucas, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy.
Three ambulances were needed, Lucas said. A UT Lifestar medical helicopter responded, and it flew one person to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Lucas said. Anderson County EMS drove two injured people to UT Medical Center as well. There were serious injuries, Lucas said.
The second crash, the fatal crash, was reported a few hours later, at about 10 a.m. Wednesday on Oliver Springs Highway at Old Batley Road. In that crash, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, Lucas said.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, but he died from his injuries, Lucas said.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Anderson County EMS responded to both crashes. Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department, Clinton Fire Department, and Anderson County Rescue Squad also responded to the first crash, and Marlow Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the second crash.
THP is investigating both crashes.
More information will be added as it becomes available.