KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Police say one person is dead and another is in the hospital after a single-vehicle crash on Alcoa Highway near Ginn Road.
Officers say they found two people pinned inside the truck around 3:40 a.m. Saturday.
They say the pickup was going at a high rate of speed when the front tires went off the shoulder. The driver, Johnny Clowers Jr., of Powell, over-corrected causing the vehicle to spin. The truck went into a ditch, flipped, and hit a telephone pole.
Powell was cut out from the vehicle by the Knoxville Fire Department and taken to UT Medical Center. Police say he was not wearing a seat belt.
The passenger, Amanda Johnson, of Maryville, was pronounced dead. She was wearing a seat belt.
Officers say open alcohol containers and drug paraphernalia were found inside the truck.
Clowers was driving on a suspended license, charges are pending.
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