Note: This story was updated at 2 a.m. Dec. 4.
A Knoxville man died after a head-on collision on Andersonville Highway on Friday night, authorities said.
James D. Gunter, 56, was driving east on the highway, also known as State Route 61, in a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette at about 9:39 p.m. Friday when he crossed the yellow line to pass another vehicle and hit a 2006 Toyota 4Runner head-on in the westbound lane, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Gunter was killed, the THP said in a fatality report.
Gunter is suspected of drinking and drug use, according to the report. Alcohol and drug tests have been requested, which is routine in fatal crashes. [Read more…]