Note: This story was updated at 3:30 p.m.
One person died after a Wednesday evening crash on Oak Ridge Highway in Karns, authorities said.
The crash was reported at about 5:18 p.m. Wednesday at Byington Solway Road and Oak Ridge Highway. That’s a short drive east of the Oak Ridge Highway-Pellissippi Parkway interchange in Solway.
According to the initial investigation, a white Nissan Frontier pulled out in front of an Auto Zone delivery van while attempting to either cross over or turn left onto Byington Solway Road at Oak Ridge Highway, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said. The driver of the Auto Zone delivery van, which was traveling westbound on Oak Ridge Highway, said he was unable to avoid a collision and clipped the back end of the Frontier, causing the Frontier to spin around and strike a telephone pole, the Sheriff’s Office said. [Read more…]