Police: Alcohol, Drugs Played Part in Fatal Crash


Kodak, Sevier County (WVLT) - Authorities say alcohol and drugs likely played a factor in a late night crash that killed an East Tennessee man.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol say 49-year-old Michael Denton of strawberry plains was driving east on Douglas Dam Road in Kodak, when he lost control, ran off the road and hit a tree.

Denton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say he was not wearing a seatbelt.