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Pedestrian killed in west Knox crash

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office investigating a fatal crash on Parkside Drive
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 7:26 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 11:38 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knox County Sheriff’s Office was called to the crash 11400 block of Parkside Drive/Turkey Cove area just after 4:30 A.M. Tuesday morning.

Deputies said a pedestrian, identified as Mark Phelan, of Wartburg, was struck and killed by a semi-trailer truck on Parkside Drive near Turkey Cove area.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Reconstruction Unit is investigating the fatal accident, and officers are asking motorists to avoid the area as the road will remain closed until approximately 8:30 A.M. The identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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