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Driver in Knoxville crash ticketed for speeding twice within three hours

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the driver in a serious crash had been cited for speeding just three and a half hours earlier.
Driver in crash cited for speeding twice within a quarter mile.
Driver in crash cited for speeding twice within a quarter mile.(Tennessee Highway Patrol)
Published: Nov. 6, 2020 at 6:16 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 7, 2020 at 9:25 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the driver in a serious crash had been cited for speeding just three and a half hours earlier.

Officials said 77-year-old Connie Altum driving a 2018 Toyota Corolla was going 89 mph in a 50 mph zone and was ticketed just a quarter-mile away from where the crash happened.

According to THP, three vehicles were involved in the wreck.

THP said Altum was traveling east on Highway 68. A second driver, Cindy Corns was stopped on Highway 68 making a left turn onto Rhyne Road with passenger Richard Corns in a 2014 Ford Edge. Altum failed to stop, striking Cindy Corns in the rear of the vehicle injuring Richard Corns.

Altum then traveled into the path of 55-year-old Theodus Stevenson in a 2005 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer.

Officers warned drivers to #SlowDown and drive without distractions.

The driver reportedly received a second ticket following the crash.

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