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Victim identified following fatal Strawberry Plains crash

According to police, a minivan stopped in the center lane before being hit by a tractor-trailer.
According to police, a minivan stopped in the center lane before being hit by a tractor-trailer.
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 10:22 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2022 at 9:49 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - One person is dead after a minivan and tractor-trailer crashed just before 10 p.m. Thursday night. The victim was identified by Knoxville Police personnel as David Morgan, 57, of Maple Heights, Ohio.

The Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville Fire Department and TDOT responded to the deadly crash on I-40 West at Strawberry Plains Pike.

According to a police report, an early investigation shows that a minivan stopped in the center lane following a previous crash with a white minivan just moments before the fatal incident.

The report said a tractor-trailer hit the van while it was stopped, causing both vehicles to veer into the center median. The driver of the minivan was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor-trailer driver was not hurt.

KPD Crash Reconstruction Investigators are searching for the driver of the white minivan involved in the crash before the tractor-trailer wreck. Officials have asked that the driver contact 865-215-7268 to speak with investigators. As of Monday morning, officials are still working to speak with the driver of the van.

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Posted by WVLT on Thursday, January 27, 2022

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