Names released in overnight fatal crash along Oak Ridge Highway

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Two people are dead after a single car crash along Pellissippi and Oak Ridge Highway in Knoxville, Saturday night according to THP.

Maximiliano Morquecho, 24, and Xiomara Morquecho, 24, were both killed after their vehicle left the roadway striking a standing tree.

THP says the vehicle came to an uncontrolled rest upon impact with the tree and that speed was a factor in the crash.

The off-ramp was blocked to northbound traffic for several hours overnight Saturday. he ramp re-opened at around 3:00 a.m., according to Tennessee Department of Transportation.

No more information has been released at this time. WATE 6 On Your Side will continue to update you with the latest.

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