2 men dead after crashing on the dragon in Blount County

FILE PHOTO: "The Tail of the Dragon" on US 129 (Community Commons)

MARYVILLE (WATE) – Two men died after a car crash in Blount County Saturday night.

The crash happened on U.S. Route 129, better known as the Dragon.

Kyle Moroney, 23, was driving his 2009 Nissan 370Z on the roadway when he lost control. Tanner Umphrey, 19, was a passenger in the car.

The car hit a tree on the passenger’s side and traveled around 100 feet down an embankment before stopping.

Boh men were wearing seatbelts, and drugs or alcohol are not believed to have played a role, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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