Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff

Fatal Accident Investigation

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April 9, 2020 – Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to reports of a vehicle on fire at approximately 2:20am in the 2200 block of Duncan Road.  Upon arrival Deputies found the vehicle to be fully engulfed, Rural Metro Fire was working to extinguish the fire.  Once the fire was extinguished it was evident that the vehicle had hit a tree head on.  The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reconstruction unit, fire investigation unit and forensics unit were called to the scene.  The single occupant was deceased and transported to the Knox County Medical Examiner’s Office, no other persons were in the vehicle at the time of the crash however, the drivers dog was in the vehicle, it was deceased as well.  Sheriff Spangler is not yet releasing the name of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.  

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