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KPD Investigating Fatal Sunday Morning Crash  
UPDATE: Victims Identified from Sunday Morning Crash 

The victims from the fatal crash that occurred on the exit ramp from I-40 West to Weisgarber Road early Sunday morning have been identified. The victims were positively identified as Jessiah Plemons, 31 of Lenoir City, Tennessee, Lillian Rose, 25 of Maryville, Tennessee, and Madison Davis, 23 of Knoxville, Tennessee.  

At this time, the circumstances of the crash remain under active investigation by KPD crash reconstruction investigators.


Just after 3 a.m. this morning, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a crash on the ramp from I-40 West to Weisgarber Road. Based on the severity of the crash, Crash Reconstruction investigators were requested to the scene.  

Based on the preliminary investigation, the following is believed to have occurred. A Dodge pickup was traveling on the exit ramp when it left the roadway and struck a guardrail. The three occupants exited the vehicle and were standing next to it when a Chevrolet pickup struck the Dodge and its three occupants. All three were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevy was removed from the truck and transported to an area hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening.  

The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation at this time. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.   
Posted by serland On 18 October, 2021 at 2:39 PM