LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge.
Knoxville (WVLT) - A Knox County Sheriff Deputy, involved in an early morning crash with a gas tanker is recovering from his injuries.
It happened at about 6:45 a.m. at the corner of Western Avenue and Ed Shouse Drive.
Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones tells us 47-year-old Howard Starkey's cruiser was totaled in the collision.
The driver of the tanker was not injured.
Emergency crews cleaned up the debris, and a hazmat crew had to put a substance on the road to absorb some leakage from the truck.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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