One person dead after Chapman Highway crash

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – One person is dead after a two car crash Saturday night at the 7300 block of Chapman Highway according to the Knoxville Police Department.

Police have identified Jerry Payne, 68, as the driver who was killed in the crash.

According to the preliminary investigation, KPD says Payne was traveling south on Chapman Highway when his Jeep sideswiped a Nissan Versa. The Jeep then went into a parking lot and then back onto Chapman Highway where it crossed all four lanes of the highway and was hit.

Payne was transported to UT Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

KPD says Payne possibly suffered a medical problem causing him to lose control of his vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was not injured and the investigation is ongoing.

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