Man Killed in Interstate Crash

(WVLT) - A man operating a highway grader was killed in an accident overnight.

The Sevierville Police Department says a semi-truck was heading westbound on I-40 at about 12:30am when the truck left the road and went onto the left shoulder near mile marker 408.

The truck hit a highway grader.

The 50 year-old man operating the grader was thrown from the vehicle and died from his injuries.

Police are not releasing his name at this time.

Investigators say citations are pending against the driver of the semi truck, 38 year-old Vidas Zimkus of Lemont, Illinois.

Zimkus was not hurt in the crash.

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  • by Karen Location: Knoxville on May 31, 2007 at 11:40 PM
    This man was only doing his job, a dangerous, hot job, please pay attention while driving in contruction zones. Don't be in such a hurry, it's your roads their trying to fix. Be alert, these contruction workers want to go home unhurt.
  • by cheyenne Location: grainger county on May 31, 2007 at 10:14 AM
    I hope this truck driver gets the book thrown @ him 4 killing a man who was just doing his job.
  • by Jeff Location: Knoxville, TN on May 31, 2007 at 09:36 AM
    What a WASTE of a persons life just because those melons HAD to be delivered to a damned Wal-mart!


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