Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Byington Solway Road at Oak Ridge Highway Fatality
Wednesday, 05 April 2017One person is dead following a Wednesday evening West Knox County crash. According to the initial investigation, a white Nissan Frontier pulled out in front of an Auto Zone delivery van while attempting to either cross over or turn left onto Byington Solway Road at Oak Ridge Highway around 5:18 p.m. The driver of the Auto Zone delivery van, who was traveling westbound on Oak Ridge Highway, said he was unable to avoid a collision and clipped the back end of the Frontier, causing the Frontier to spin around and strike a telephone pole. The driver of the Frontier was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Auto Zone delivery van was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. It is unknown at this time whether or not the driver of the Frontier was wearing a seatbelt. The name of the Frontier driver will be released after relatives have been notified.