Update: UT Police Officer Treated, Released After Crash

Knoxville (WVLT) - All lanes are back open at this hour and a University of Tennessee Police Officer is recovering, following an early morning crash on Henley Street.

The Knoxville Police Department says 27-year-old Officer Orlando Dixon was driving a marked UT vehicle north on Henley Street just before six this morning, when a Lexus SUV passed the car at a high rate of speed.

Officers say Dixon was attempting to catch the SUV, when he hit the curb and lost control; Dixon crossed the traffic lanes and hit the eastside concrete wall.

He was treated and released from UT Medical Center.


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