The two victims of a fiery crash in the 3200 block of Skyline Drive on Wednesday evening have yet to be identified.
According to Knoxville police, the crash happened around 10:35 p.m. The vehicle, traveling at a high-rate of speed, crashed into a utility pole, which led to downed wires and the vehicle catching fire.
Skyline Drive was closed in both directions for several hours as the power lines were fixed and while police investigated the accident. A preliminary investigation reveals that the car went off the ride side of the road, which caused the driver to overcorrect. The car spun out of control and into the utility pole.
While the investigation continues, winter weather and slick roads may have played a role in the crash. As snow has fallen in several areas, many more motor vehicle accidents have been reported. Several accidents caused major backups on I075 in Campbell County
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has been working for days to treat the roads in order to prevent accidents. The Knoxville Police Department warned people that travel would be tricky, especially on back roads. Numerous cars went off the highway on Alcoa Highway while backups on I-75 in Campbell County were also reported due to several accidents.
As Tennessee continues to experience serious winter weather, Greg Coleman Law would like to remind drivers to exercise caution and only drive when absolutely necessary. The firms winter vehicle preparation tips may also help prepare drivers for avoiding worst case scenarios and accidents.
If you or someone you love is injured this winter season in a motor vehicle wreck caused by a careless driver, contact an auto accident lawyer in Knoxville, TN at Greg Coleman Law. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys can help you determine your legal options.
For a free case evaluation, call (865) 247-0080.