The Oak Ridge Police Department has identified the woman who died in the two-vehicle crash on Oak Ridge Turnpike on Tuesday afternoon as Johnnie Gary, 77, of Oak Ridge.
The two-vehicle crash between a sedan and pickup truck 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.
Gary was pronounced dead at the crash site, the ORPD said.
The other driver had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge to be treated.
No other cars or people were involved in the crash.
The crash 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 has not been publicly released yet, if it is known. A specialist who could reconstruct the crash investigated Tuesday afternoon, Oak Ridge Police Department Lieutenant Matt Tedford said.
Gary’s body was taken for an autopsy by the Roane County medical examiner after the crash.
The westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Oak Ridge Turnpike were closed between Montana Avenue and Nebraska Avenue as police investigated Tuesday afternoon. 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 ORPD said it continues to investigate the crash, and no more information will be released at this time.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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