Driver dies, 2 injured after truck crashes into Alcoa tanning salon

(source: Rhonda Vandergriff)

ALCOA (WATE) – One person died and two people were sent to the hospital after a pickup truck crashed into the front of a tanning salon in Alcoa Wednesday afternoon.

The Alcoa Police Department says Matthew Clemens, 41, had a medical condition, causing him to pass out and drive his 1998 Ford F150 through the front doors of Endless Tan on Louisville Road. The truck completely entered the building, causing what police say is severe damage.

Police say Clemens died from the medical condition, the nature of which has not been disclosed. One person inside the building had minor injuries, as did a witness who tried to help Clemens. All three were taken to Blount Memorial Hospital.

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