Mower killed in vehicle accident identified

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- One person is dead following a crash that occurred on Thursday afternoon, the Oak Ridge Police Department said.

According to police, at around 2 p.m., crews responded to reports of a crash on South Illinois Avenue near Summit Lane, after a vehicle hit a commercial mower.

The operator of the mower was killed, police said. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

On Friday, police identified the deceased as 75-year-old Danny Palmer.

One northbound lane on South Illinois Avenue was closed until 7:30 p.m.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.