The Oak Ridge Police Department is investigating a fatal crash of a vehicle into a tree on Wednesday on State Route 95 just south of Bethel Valley Road.
When they arrived, police officers found a 39-year-old male passenger who was pronounced dead on the scene, a press release said. The driver was taken to Methodist Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.
Identification of the male passenger is being withheld until relatives have been notified, the press release said.
The Roane County Medical Examiner responded and ordered the passenger’s body to be taken to Roane Medical Center.
State Route 95 is expected to re-open Wednesday evening.