Victim identified in fatal Tazewell Pike crash

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee Highway Patrol officials identified the victim in a fatal crash on Tazewell Pike at Carter Road that happened just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Lakeysha Tuggle,35, of Knoxville was killed as a result of the crash, investigators said.

According to reports, a car was traveling south on Tazewell Pike and approached the intersection at Adkins Road. Tuggle was reportedly walking in the southbound lane of Tazewell Pike towards Adkins Road wearing a black jacket and blue jeans with all non-reflective clothing.

Officials said Tuggle was struck as she walked in the roadway.

Tazewell Pike was closed at Atkins Road but reopened around 8 a.m., according to Rural Metro Fire.

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