THP identifies victim in vehicle fatality on Alcoa Highway

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says one person was killed in a crash at State Route 115, on Alcoa Highway in Blount Co. Sunday morning.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating multiple vehicle fatality on Alcoa Highway Sunday...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating multiple vehicle fatality on Alcoa Highway Sunday morning.(TDOT)
Published: Jul. 19, 2020 at 10:48 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2020 at 2:06 PM EDT
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BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Tennessee Highway Patrol says one person was killed in a crash at State Route 115, on Alcoa Highway in Blount Co. Sunday morning.

Trooper James Burger with THP reports, a 33-year-old Peter Auger of Knoxville died in a two-vehicle crash around 8:30 a.m.

According to the incident report, a 1970 C10 pickup Chevrolet driven by David Buck, 80, of Alcoa, was traveling north on Alcoa Highway and a 2007 Rav 4 Toyota driven by 33-year-old Peter Auger was traveling southbound. The Chevrolet attempted to turn left into Vista Road, striking the Toyota on the side.

Auger was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, according to the report. The Trooper and investigator on the scene said they felt “a safety restraint could have made a difference”.

According to Smartway Traffic, southbound traffic on State Route 115 at Vista Road was affected with the right lane blocked.

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