Two-vehicle wreck kills one in Tellico Plains

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Tellico Plains man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Monroe County on Saturday night.

It occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Fairview Road.

THP said 36-year-old James R. Cheek of Tellico Plains was driving eastbound on Fairview Road. Cheek was not wearing a seat belt and was killed in the wreck.

William A. Roach, 61, of Tellico Plains, was driving westbound on Fairview Road.

Cheek did not drive a curve tightly enough in his Toyota Camry, veering into the opposing lane. Roach, coming in the opposite direction, attempted to avoid him but hit Cheek head-on.

Cheek continued to veer into the oncoming traffic lane after contact with Roach.

Roach was not hurt.

No criminal charges are pending.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188580761 - local8now.com/a?a=188580761
Gray Television, Inc.