The operator of a commercial mower died after a vehicle struck it on South Illinois Avenue at about 2 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.
The crash was near Summit Place, just south of Lafayette Drive/Scarboro Road in south Oak Ridge.
The name of the mower operator will not be released at this time, pending notification of family, the Oak Ridge Police Department said in a statement. The driver of the other vehicle, a GMC pickup truck, was not injured.
One lane of northbound traffic on South Illinois Avenue near Centrifuge Way remained closed until approximately 7:30 p.m., the ORPD said.
The cause of the crash wasn’t clear Thursday. The ORPD said the investigation remains open, and no more information will be released.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department also responded to the crash and so did the Tennessee Department of Transportation, among other agencies.
More information will be added as it becomes available.