LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: As periods of heavy rain and thunder move into East Tennessee between now and the 4th of July Weekend, FLOODING is a concern, due to a saturated ground. Watch for water-covered roads, creeks and streams to run high. Remember TADD, "turn around don't drown."
Oakdale (WVLT) A Rockwood teenager was killed in a head-on crash in Morgan County.
The accident happened on Airport Highway near the Oakdale School around four o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says 18-year-old James Hughes ran off the road, over corrected, and then went into the opposite lane, hitting another car head-on.
Hughes was airlifted to the hospital and later pronounced dead.
Police say he was not wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the other car, 17 year-old Zachary Miles of Oakdale, was injured in the crash.
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