3 Dead In Fatal Wreck

Sheriff's investigators know more Sunday about a wreck that killed three people in West Knoxville early yesterday morning.

Only one person survived that crash.

The Knox County Sheriff's Department tells us 25 year old Paul Dinwiddie of Strawberry Plains was speeding in a Chevy Blazer when he rounded a curve on Canton Hollow Road around 3 a.m. Saturday and hit a tree head on.

Officials say Dinwiddie was flown to UT Hospital where he later died.

They say the other two passengers, 24 year old Tara Baker and 36 year old Dana Williams, both from Knoxville died at the scene.

25 year old Anne Burtch is the sole survivor, listed in stable condition at UT.

A close family member of Tara Baker is asking why tonight.

"They were on their way back from Electric Cowboy, I think, and they were coming this way toward my step-sister's condos."

16-year old Taylor Peak revisits the crash scene that took his step-sister's life Saturday, 24-year old Tara Baker.

"Devastating. It's hard to put up with. It's horrible."

Peak says Baker was just like his very own sister.

"My mom married her dad about ten years ago, so we've been close since."

Peak says the 24-year old was always so full of life...

"Center of attention, everybody loved her...beautiful."

Baker worked as a stylist here at Trendz Salon in Franklin Square for almost four years.

"Didn't think it could happen, at least not to us."

Peak says there may have been alcohol involved in the crash, and if so, he has a message for everyone...

"Don't drink and drive, don't. It's not worth it."

As he picks up remains on the scene, like his step-sister's jacket she wore that night, Peak remembers the good times.

"Just being there, having fun, hanging out."

Peak says Baker's beautiful smile will be forever missed.

"Empty spot in the family, just not there, not the same."

And he wants his step-sister to know.

"I love her. I love her, and she'll watch over me."


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