UPDATE: KPD Investigates Chapman Highway Crash

The investigation into the Wednesday evening crash on East Governor John Sevier Highway at Chapman Highway is continuing. The 15-year-old driver of the Toyota that turned in front of the Ford has been released from UT Medical Center. The teen had a valid Tennessee issued learner’s permit. Both the adult and juvenile passengers from the Toyota are still being treated for their injuries. The driver of the Ford has been treated and released.

Toyota:
Branson Romines (Driver)
15-years-old
Knoxville address

William Romines (Passenger – Back Seat)
11-years-old
Knoxville address

Angela Maples (Passenger – Front Seat)
36-years-old
Knoxville address

Ford:
Richard Armstrong
49-years-old
Knoxville address

KPD Investigates Chapman Highway Crash

On November 7, 2018, at 6:55 p.m., officers responded to a crash at East Governor John Sevier Highway and the Chapman Highway on-ramp. Based on statements and the preliminary investigation, a 2004 Ford F-150 was eastbound on Governor John Sevier Highway approaching the Chapman Highway ramp intersection when a westbound 2002 Toyota UXS on Governor John Sevier Highway attempted to turn left onto the Chapman Highway ramp. The Toyota failed to yield and turned in front of the Ford. The front seat passenger of the Toyota was ejected. The Ford rolled over after the collision.

The driver of the Toyota was a 15-year-old male. The front seat passenger of the Toyota was ejected and was transported to UT Medical Center for treatment of possible life-threatening injuries. The driver and rear passenger of the Toyota were also transported to UT Medial Center with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford was transported to UT Medical Center where he was being treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing. Additional information will be released as the investigation continues.