3rd person dies after weekend Maryville multi-car accident; 1 arrested

MARYVILLE (WATE) – A third person has died after a car crash Saturday afternoon along Highway 411 South outside of Maryville.

UT Medical Center confirmed Tuesday that Brianna Allard, 21, died while at the hospital. Rebecca Kirkland, 49, and Matthew Sherwood, 28, were killed in the accident.

THP says the accident started when a Chevrolet Colorado driven by David Kirkland, crossed the yellow line and collided with Allard’s Ford Explorer going southbound.

Rebecca Kirkland was a passenger in the car with David Kirkland while Matthew Sherwood was a passenger in Allard’s vehicle.

Police say David Kirkland tested positive for drugs on the scene. He has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular assault, DUI and reckless driving.

Austin Kirkland, 14, a passenger in his vehicle, was injured in the crash. Allard’s passengers Bret Welch, 29, and Christopher Harmon, 31, were also injured.

Police say both Rebecca Kirkland, Sherwood and Allard were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

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