Emergency crews respond to fatal West Knoxville crash

The crash happened on I-40 West near Pellisippi Parkway and ended in a vehicle fire.
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 8:51 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 12:50 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Emergency responders, including the Knoxville Police Department and Fire Department, responded to a fatal West Knoxville crash Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 8 a.m. on Pellissippi Parkway near I-40, KPD officials said. According to an incident release, a woman was driving south on the ramp onto I-40 East when she went off the road and hit a tree.

Knoxville Fire Department responds to West Knoxville crash
Knoxville Fire Department responds to West Knoxville crash(TDOT)

Bystanders reportedly pulled the woman from the car before it caught fire. She was transferred to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where she died from her injuries, according to the release.

No one else was in the car at the time, according to KPD officials.

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