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West Knox County Crash Kills One

Saturday, 28 February 2015
One person is dead and three were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash this evening. According to the initial investigation, a black Porsche was traveling northbound on Campbell Station Road around 5:49 p.m. when the driver lost control while exiting a curve and struck a white Honda Accord traveling southbound. Witnesses said the driver of the Porsche had been traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Porsche, 56-year-old Juan Benn, Sr. of Knoxville, was pronounced dead on the scene by Rural Metro. The passenger in the Porsche, 13-year-old Juan Benn, Jr. of Knoxville, was transported to UT Medical Center by Rural Metro for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger in the Accord, 30-year-old Carrie Ann Ward of Knoxville and 29-year-old Casey Cooper of Caryville, were transported by Rural Metro to Parkwest Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Juan Benn, Sr. was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and it suspected that alcohol was a factor on his part. The other three involved were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.



Here We Go Again!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is again on a snow plan, which means officers are only responding to life threatening incidents.  The back roads are still dangerous and drivers are urged to stay at home if possible.  In the event of a wreck without injury, KCSO asks that drivers exchange information.



Don't Get Out

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is on a snow plan, which means officers are responding to emergencies only.   Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones urges everyone to stay off the roads.  In the event of a wreck without injury, drivers should exchange information.



Fatal Fire Most Likely Caused by Wood Stove

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit has determined that Thursday's Keck Road fatal fire was accidental and appears to have started in the vicinity of the wood stove.  Investigators cannot confirm exactly how the fire started due to the amount of damage surrounding the wood stove. 

The Knox County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that all three victims died from smoke inhalation. 



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