NEW DETAILS: Deadly Accident on I-40 in West Knoxville

Knoxville (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department is asking for your help collecting information about a deadly car accident in West Knoxville

It happened overnight Thursday on I-40 at the Weisgarber Westbound ramp.

911 callers had reported a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Ali Esmaili of Knoxville may have been going the wrong way, but KPD says he was going the right way.

Witnesses say Esmaili was ejected from the vehicle and later transported to UT Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

KPD asks anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact them at 215-7212.


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