KPD Investigates Western Avenue Fatal Crash

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 6:56 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Western Avenue at Dale Avenue. According to the preliminary investigation, a 2000 Nissan Quest was traveling west on Western Avenue approaching Dale Avenue when the female driver of a 2004 Honda Accord, in an attempt to take the ramp onto I-40 east, turned left from eastbound Western Avenue and in front of the Nissan. The driver of the Honda appeared to be unrestrained and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the Nissan van was transported to UT Medical Center for evaluation.

While the crash was being investigated, a male driving a Dodge Ram Pickup attempted to drive through the crime scene and was stopped by officers. The male was arrested and charged with DUI – First Offense. The male was identified as Michael Alan Duncan, 50, of Seymour, TN.

The driver of the Honda has been identified as:
Tara Fox
19-years-old
Grainger Co address

The driver of the Nissan Quest has been identified as:
Rodney Turpin
50-years-old
Knoxville address

Investigators will be meeting with the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office to review the investigative file for possible charges.