Fraternity Brothers Remember U.T. Student Killed in Car Crash

Knoxville (WVLT) -- Students at the University of Tennessee are still getting word that one of their fellow classmates has died.

Adam Carter, 21, died Saturday morning after a single car crash.

Volunteer TV's Lauren Davis has more.

Adam Carter was a senior at U.T. and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

The brothers there are trying to cope with the shocking news tonight.

A black banner with Adam Carter's initials hangs over the greek letters at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house, a traditional sign of mourning.

"Everybody takes this loss really hard," said Ryan Hollis, chapter president.

The brothers and other students at U.T. are mourning the loss of the Senior from Huntingdon, TN.

"It really shook up a lot of people," said Hollis.

Knox County Sheriff's officials say Carter lost control of his ford explorer near the corner on Montlake Road in South Knox County and hit a tree.

He died at the scene.

"It's really hard to accept something like this," said Hollis.

Adam was the first friend Jonathan Burlison met when he came to U.T. four years ago.

"It's gonna be tough, but as a brotherhood and a chapter, everything's going to be okay," said Burlison.

Bible study leaders and the assistant dean of students were at the house Sunday helping brothers cope with the loss of a close friend.

"Nicest guy ever meet will do anything for ya he will be missed," said Hollis.

The black flag with Adam's initials hangs as a reminder of just how much the U.T. student will be missed.

A passenger in the SUV, 21 year-old Dane Anderson, was taken to U.T. Medical Center and has since been released.

Police say alcohol and speed were a factor in the crash.

They also say Adam Carter was driving on a restricted license.

Carter will be buried in his hometown of Huntingdon.

His family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:40 p.m.

The funeral will follow at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.


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