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Driver killed in crash near Knox County-Union County line

Lifestar responded, but driver died during rescue.
Rural Metro Fire
Rural Metro Fire(WVLT)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 11:16 PM EDT
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Knox Co., Tenn. (WVLT) - Knox County officials reported one person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Knox County-Union County line Thursday night.

Rural Metro Fire and Knox County Rescue responded to the crash on Loyston Road near Old Loyston Road close to the Union County line on the Maynardville Highway Thursday night.

When crews arrived they found a pickup truck had run head-on into a tree. The driver was trapped and critically injured, according to officials.

The driver died as crews worked to free them from the crashed truck.

Rural Metro officials said a Lifestar medical helicopter was called, but the driver was too badly trapped and injured.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said the incident is under investigation.

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