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Victim identified following fatal crash on Maynardville Hwy

Crews responded to the scene around 7:00 p.m.
Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 8:22 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 6:07 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a fatal car crash on Maynardville Highway near Cunningham Road Tuesday night.

According to THP, 76-year-old Carey Lawler has been identified as the victim of the crash.

Rural Metro Fire and Knox County Rescue responded to the crash around 6:57 p.m.

THP said Lawler was traveling south on State Route 33 in a 2000 Buick Century when she turned left traveling into the path of 47-year-old Steven Perry driving a 2009 Toyota Camry who was traveling north on State Route 33.

Perry made contact with Lawler on the passenger side. Perry came to an uncontrolled final rest blocking both northbound lanes of State Route 33. Lawler came to an uncontrolled final rest of State Route 33, according to THP.

THP officials said Perry has been charged with driving under the influence, implied consent, open container, registration law and financial responsibility.

Maynardville Highway near Cunningham Road was closed that evening as crews actively investigated.

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