Two Knox County Volunteers Hurt in Head-On Crash

Knox County (WVLT) - Two volunteers with the Knox County Sheriff's Department were treated for injuries after a head-on crash.

The volunteers are with the Sheriff Office's Senior Citizen Awareness Network.

The sheriff's department says 27 year-old Brett Spiva was speeding on Old Maryville Pike at about 11:15 a.m. Monday morning, when he lost control of his car and hit a police cruiser head-on.

The driver of the cruiser, 73 year-old Leo Hebert, was taken non-emergency to Parkwest Hospital.

His passenger, 78 year-old Sandra Bobinsky, was treated and released from Baptist Hospital.

Spiva was not hurt in the crash.

He was cited for reckless driving.
The Senior Citizen Awareness Network, or SCAN, is an organization of volunteers who make wellness checks on the elderly and disabled of Knox County.


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  • by Preston Location: Knoxville on Nov 10, 2007 at 09:42 PM
    That's my papaw, my mamaw was cleaning out that trailer right where the wreck happened. Their son owns the property all behind it. How neat that my papaw was on here.
  • by Aly Location: knox county on Nov 5, 2007 at 03:33 PM
    I live just off Old Maryville-I have been complaining for two years that drivers use this as a cut thru to John Sevier, and drive at high rates of speed-greatly in excess of the posted 30mph. I'll keep the Deputy in my prayers-but perhaps now this will be addressed so our children will be safe.

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