UPDATE: Knoxville man killed in Alcoa Hwy. wreck, KPD identifies victims

KNOXVILLE,Tenn. (WVLT)- A Knoxville man was killed in the four-car wreck that shut down a stretch of southbound Alcoa Hwy. shortly after noon on Monday, according to the Knoxville Police Dept. Authorities identified the victim as 83 year-old John Thompson.

Although they are still trying to determine what exactly happened, officials say their "very preliminary investigation" indicates Thompson's 2013 Subaru Impreza crossed both southbound lanes of Alcoa Highway and stopped in oncoming traffic "for some unknown reason."

Thompson's Subaru was hit by Chevrolet Impala driven by 31 year-old Nicole Lewis, of Louisville, Tenn. His car went up and over the median where it crashed into a southbound Audi A4 driven by Joe Espino, 43, of Knoxville.

The Audi spun into the path of a GMC Arcadia, driven by 60 year-old Wilfred Good.

Espino and his passenger, 21 year-old Jessica Cole, were rushed to UT Medical Center with what were described as serious injuries, while Lewis went to the hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

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