Drugs, alcohol factors in Knox County crash that killed 2

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A second person has died after a four-car crash Tuesday in East Knox County. The crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 40 between the Midway Road exit and the Sevier County line.

A 54-year-old woman died at the scene of the crash. Brian Hannon, 22, and Chris Tueriff, 69, were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after the crash, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Hannon died Thursday morning at University of Tennessee Medical Centers. Charges are pending against Tueriff.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Tueriff was driving a blue Toyota Camry the 54-year-old woman was a passenger in. According to the report, Tueriff was driving his Toyota Camry east on Interstate 40 and lost control of his vehicle. His car crashed into the median near mile marker 402.5 and went airborne into the westbound lanes. It landed on a Honda Accord, driven by Hannon.

The Toyota came to a rest in the middle lane and was hit by a Dodge Ram 1500. A Mazda B2300 crashed into the Toyota when it was unable to stop.

The sheriff’s office says drugs and alcohol were factors in the crash. Everyone was wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

All westbound lanes were closed until just before 10 p.m. Traffic was detoured off the interstate at exit 415 and back on at exit 394.

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