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.