Chapman Highway, Knoxville TN closure, fatal crash, Knoxville Police Department says
by: Hope McAlee, Melanie Vásquez Russell
Posted: Jun 4, 2023 / 09:31 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 5, 2023 / 08:19 AM EDT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department is investigating a crash involving a motorcycle on Chapman Highway that left one person dead Sunday evening.
An update shared Monday morning offered more details on the crash, which occurred in the 6500 block of Chapman Highway. According to KPD, officers responded to the scene just before 8 p.m.
"Based on the investigation conducted at the scene, a motorcycle being driven by an adult male was traveling southbound on Chapman Highway when it entered the oncoming lane of northbound Chapman Highway and struck an SUV head-on," KPD's news release states.
The SUV then hit another car driving southbound. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead following the crash, while an occupant from one of the other involved vehicles was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
KPD said Monday the crash remains under investigation.
The Knoxville Police Department had posted about the the crash on Twitter around 8:45 p.m. Sunday, saying all lanes of Chapman Highway were closed between Deva Drive and Meridian Road because of a fatal crash investigation.
A spokesperson for the department said Sunday there was one person killed and another person had had minor injuries.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.
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