Charges pending in deadly North Knox County crash

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Charges are pending after a Knoxville man was killed in a head-on crash Thursday night in North Knox County.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says Steven Higgins, 29, was pronounced dead on the scene after his car was hit by another vehicle and burst into flames, trapping Higgins in the vehicle.

Deputies say Colbie Taylor, 20, of Knoxville, was driving a 2009 BMW westbound on Weaver Road, ran off the shoulder of the road, overcorrected and crossed the center line, hitting Higgins’s 2001 Hyundai.

Taylor and a passenger, Karey O’Brian, 22, of Hendersonville, received minor injuries and were taken to UT Medical Center.

An autopsy on Higgins is expected within the next few days and is expected to determine the cause of death.

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