Knoxville Police Officer involved in crash

By: Natalie Greathouse
By: Natalie Greathouse

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) A Knoxville Police Department officer received minor injuries during an afternoon crash Tuesday.

KPD Spokesperson Darrell DeBusk says the accident happened at 3:45 pm at Magnolia and Spruce in Knoxville.

DeBusk says John Pickens was traveling in his marked cruiser when a Chevy Malibu pulled out, colliding with Pickens' car.

The driver of the Malibu, 73 year old Mike Humphrey was taken to St. Mary's for treatment.

It's thought he received only minor injuries.

Officer Pickens' was taken to UT Medical Center, also with minor injuries.

Humphrey was cited for failure to yield.

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