Note: This story was updated at 3:40 p.m.
The driver has been identified in a fatal single-vehicle crash into Bull Run Creek in Claxton on Thursday night.
The driver, Douglas A. Batson, 66, of Knoxville, was traveling west in a 2007 Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle on New Henderson Road at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday when he turned on his signal to make a right turn, according to rescuers and a fatality report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Batson drove off the right side of the road, the report said.
“The vehicle then struck some wooden pylons and then went into the river and then sank to the bottom,” the report said.[Read more…]