Maryville police: Man accused in deadly crash now in custody

Edward Stephenson (source: Maryville Police Department)

MARYVILLE (WATE) – Maryville police say the man accused of causing a traffic crash last month that resulted in the death of a mother of six children is now in custody.

The Maryville Police Department says Edward Stephenson, 29. was driving a vehicle on November 2 at 5:05 p.m. that was involved in a crash on Robert C. Jackson Drive at Percheron Street. Officers say Stephenson was intoxicated at the time.

A mother of six children died in the crash. The police department did not release her name.

Stephenson is wanted on charges of vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, driving under the influence and driving on a revoked driver’s license. He is described as a white male standing 5-foot-11 with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information should call the Maryville Police Department at (865) 273-3700.

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