Note: This story was updated at 11 a.m. May 1.
A female driver died in a crash in west Oak Ridge on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The two-vehicle crash was reported at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the westbound lanes of Oak Ridge Turnpike just east of Nebraska Avenue, at Newport Drive. It involved a maroon sedan and a white pickup truck. The sedan had come to a stop heading south on Newport Drive onto Oak Ridge Turnpike, while the pickup truck was in the westbound lanes with its front end turned into the grassy center median.
The cause is not known yet. A specialist who can reconstruct the crash was investigating, Oak Ridge Police Department Lieutenant Matt Tedford said Tuesday afternoon.
The female’s body was taken for an autopsy by the Roane County medical examiner, Tedford said.
The other driver, also a female, had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Methodist Medical Center, according to the ORPD.
The ORPD has not released the identity of either driver.
The westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Oak Ridge Turnpike were closed between Montana Avenue and Nebraska Avenue as police investigated. The ORPD sent out a notice of that closure at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday. The road re-opened about four hours later, at about 5:10 p.m.
The Oak Ridge Police Department, Oak Ridge Fire Department, Anderson County EMS, and Oak Ridge Public Works Department responded to the crash.
More information will be added as it becomes available.