Lenoir City man dies in Loudon County wreck

LENOIR CITY (WATE) – A Lenoir City man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Loudon County Thursday night.

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. in the 5000 block of Beals Chapel Road in Lenoir City

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Demetric Heiple, 32, of Lenoir City, was heading north when his pickup truck ran off the road, hit a brick mailbox and continued into a river. 

Heiple was killed in the crash. Two passengers in the truck were not injured. 

THP says Heiple was under the influence of drugs at the time and was not wearing a seatbelt.


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