Seymour woman killed in South Knox crash

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Seymour woman was killed in a single vehicle crash in South Knox County on Saturday afternoon.

According to a Knox County Sheriff's release, Leslie Slingluff of Seymour was driving a white Chevy Silverado when she lost control, hit a tree and flipped over. Terry Tomlinson, 54, was killed on impact in the accident that happened at 3:30 pm on 7822 Sevierville Pike.

At the time of the accident, Slingluff was not wearing a seat belt, but Tomlinson was wearing her seat belt. Slingluff was transported to UT Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. Tomlinson was pronounced dead on the scene.

Authorities say they believe that speed and failure to maintain the right of way were factors in this crash.

Charges are pending against Slingluff, according to the release.

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