Man injured in West Knox County SUV crash

Chesney Road

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man was injured in an SUV crash in West Knox County Wednesday afternoon.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says a Chevrolet Trailblazer left Chesney Road near Middlebrook Pike around 1 p.m. and hit a tree. The male victim was taken to UT Medical Center where he underwent surgery for life threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office initially said the victim died in the crash, but later said they were mistaken.

Deputies say speed was a factor in the crash. The victim’s identity has not been released pending family notification.

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