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. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Maryville man died in a car wreck Saturday morning according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
James Pack III, 50, was driving his 2010 Infiniti eastbound on US Highway 321 near Tuckaleechee Pike around 2:30 a.m.
Pack ran off the left side of the road and traveled nearly 280 feet into the median.
He then struck a bridge abutment, caught on fire and rolled about 70 feet on top of the bridge rail.
The car fell off the bridge and into a creek, finally coming to a halt.
It is unknown if Pack was drinking, and he was not wearing a seatbelt.
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