Woman dies after truck hits two pedestrians on North Broadway
A pick-up truck hit two pedestrians on North Broadway in Knoxville on Saturday night, according to police.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A woman is dead after a pick-up truck hit two pedestrians on North Broadway in Knoxville on Saturday night, according to Knoxville Police Department Communications Manager Scott Erland.
KPD officers drove to the intersection of North Broadway and Grainger Avenue after they received reports of a crash involving two pedestrians, Erland said.
A pick-up truck was driving south on North Broadway towards Hall of Fame Drive when it hit two pedestrians who were walking across North Broadway, according to a preliminary report.
The pedestrians, Stephanie Llewellyn and Jimmy Sinkler, were sent to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where the woman later died from her injuries, Erland said. The man suffered serious injuries, according to a report, which stated that his skull had been “split open and his brain exposed.”
The driver was later identified by KPD officers at Kenyan Warren, 43. He was charged with vehicular homicide and DUI and booked into the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility. WVLT News managed to obtain an incident report, which stated that Warren was found with several open containers in and near his vehicle as well as probable marijuana.
Also according to that report, a witness told police they saw Warren approach the woman and kick her in an attempt to wake her up.
The crash is still under investigation by KPD crash reconstruction personnel, according to Erland.
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