2 City of Knoxville employees, 1 other killed in Anderson County crash

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Local 8 News has learned two of the three people killed in Friday's crash were City of Knoxville employees.

William Housley worked for information systems for 10 years. He helped troubleshoot computers and other technology.

Melissa "Missy" Kelley worked for 13 years in the Knoxville City Court Clerk's office.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero says, "Losing two longtime city employees certainly takes an emotional toll on all of us in city government and our heartfelt condolences go out to Will and Missy's families, friends, and co-workers."


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Three people have died after their car rolled off the roadway in Anderson County late Friday.

Officials say the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on East Wolf Valley Road at the intersection with White Oak Lane in Heiskell.

Tennessee Highway Patrol says 45-year-old Melissa Kelley, of Knoxville, was driving too fast for roadway conditions.

Officials say Kelley tried to make a slight left curve, causing her vehicle to skid to the right, become airborne, and throw her and all passengers from the car.

THP confirms Kelley, along with passengers 44-year-old William Housley and 25-year-old Kurt Miner died.

Officials say all three were drinking and that no one was wearing their seat-belt.


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