Deputies identify man killed in Blount County crash involving tractor, dump truck

(source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Maryville man was killed an accident Monday involving a tractor and a dump truck.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office says the crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. on Blockhouse Road near Sam James Road. Deputies say Billy Earl Hearon, 57, was going southwest on a Massey Ferguson tractor, which was rear-ended by a Mack dump truck driven by Joshua Alan Sartain.

Hearon was thrown from the tractor into a ditch and the dump truck ended up on top of him.

A third vehicle, a 2000 Chevrolet Astrovan driven by Barbara Webber, had to swerve to avoid hitting the other vehicles. She was not hurt.

The crash is still under investigation.

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