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KPD identifies victim in deadly vehicle fire on I-75 North

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Published: Jul. 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM EDT
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One person has died in a car fire near the I-75 North and I-640 interchange, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

KPD on Friday identified that man as 58-year-old John T. Jones of Heiskell, Tennessee.

Officers were called to the area at 11:59 a.m. Monday, July 16, for reports of a single vehicle crash.

According to the preliminary investigation, an SUV was traveling north on I-75 when Jones left the road and hit the bridge support of the I-640 East ramp to I-75 North.

KPD said the vehicle caught fire trapping Jones inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are continuing their investigation to determine what caused the driver to leave the road.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation also responded to the scene to inspect the bridge support.