One killed in Oliver Springs wreck

An Oliver Springs man was killed in a rollover wreck on State Hwy. 327 late Sunday night. Fred Collins, Jr., 48, was riding in the front passenger seat when the 1999 Dodge Ram flipped over, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

THP reports indicate the truck was heading north near Phillips Hollow Road shortly after 10:30 p.m. when the driver, Otto Flachbart III, lost control and went off the road. He overcorrected twice before the truck flipped.

Flachbart was not injured in the wreck, nor were the two passengers in the back of the truck.

A member of Collins' family said two businesses, Collins Sanitation and Collins Wrecker, will remain closed until Thursday.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 223899151 - local8now.com/a?a=223899151
Gray Television, Inc.