KPD: 19-year-old killed in crash on Western & Dale Ave.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed a 19-year-old woman Saturday night right before 7:00 on Western Avenue and Dale Avenue.

Officers said a Nissan Quest was traveling west on Western Avenue approaching Dale Avenue, when the driver of a Honda Accord, turned left and in front of the Nissan, in an attempt to take the ramp onto I-40 east.

KPD said the driver of the Honda was identified as 19-year-old Tara Fox. KPD said she appeared to be unrestrained and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the Nissan van was identified as 50-year-old Rodney Turpin, and he was transported to UT Medical Center for evaluation.

While the crash was being investigated, a man driving a Dodge Ram Pickup attempted to drive through the crime scene and was stopped by officers. 50-year-old Michael Alan Duncan of Seymour was arrested and charged with DUI First Offense.

Investigators will be meeting with the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office to review the investigative file for possible charges.