Tellico Plains man killed in weekend auto accident

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Monroe County (WVLT) – A head-on collision killed a Monroe County man on Sunday morning.

It happened around 7:15 AM in Madisonville on New Highway 68.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the victim was Kenneth Rogers, 62 of Tellico Plains.

He was driving south when a car going north crossed the center line and in to his lane.

Rogers swerved, but the vehicles still collided head on.

His car was pushed off the road where it then flipped down an embankment.

The driver of the other car was Michael Sloan, 33 of Etowah.

Investigators say he was drinking before the crash.

Charges against him are pending.

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