KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Police have identified the man killed in a single-car wreck on Texas Ave. Friday night. Norman Connaster, 53, was riding in a car when it ran off the road shortly before 9:00 p.m. Friday night, police said.
According to a KPD spokesperson, Connaster was the passenger in a 2009 Toyota Yaris driven by Joyce Scott.
Police say the Yaris was heading west at a high rate of speed on Texas Ave. when it went off the road and hit a utility pole. The car then flipped and struck the Ken Smith Auto Parts building, 2622 Texas Ave.
Scott was taken to UT Medical Center with what were described as non-life threatening injuries. Connaster was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say alcohol may have been a contributing factor.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.