Two Killed in Car Crash in Blount County
Officials from the Blount County Sheriff's Office reported a deadly car crash that two people were killed during a single-vehicle accident at about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25th.
Deputies stated that 29-year-old Brandon Payne and 30-year-old Amanda Pack, both residents of Knoxville, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Sources show that a deputy on patrol on Morganton Road was nearly struck by a Nissan Versa.
By the time the deputy turned to pull the vehicle over, he had lost sight of it. He caught up with the vehicle about five miles down the road as it crossed over train tracks in the area of Hopewell Road. The vehicle then went airborne and the car crashed into a tree.
Deputies attempted to help the occupants of the vehicle, but both were pronounced dead at the scene. The Maryville Police Department is investigating the crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Maryville
A fatal car accident caused by the driver, whether they were deliberate or accidental, and result in the death of another, survivors of the deceased may be able to collect damages.
Tennessee allows immediate family members to solicit financial reimbursement for burial costs, funeral expenses, lost income that the deceased would have earned during their lifetime, emotional trauma, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Intentional acts as well as gross negligence, where the action that resulted in the death was malicious, egregious, or illegal, a civil court may also permit immediate family members to seek punitive damages against the respondent. If you have endured the heartbreaking loss of a loved one brought on by the negligence or recklessness of another driver, then we strongly suggest that you consult with a dedicated Tennessee personal injury attorney, such as Betz and Baril by calling (865)-888-8888