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Update: Driver identified in deadly Alcoa Highway collision

8:38 AM, Apr 15, 2012   |    comments
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UPDATE:

Knoxville police have identified the wrong-way driver killed in a head-on collision on Alcoa Highway early Saturday morning as 25-year-old Tiffany Tate.


ORIGINAL STORY:

Two people went to the hospital after a head-on collision on Alcoa Highway early Saturday morning.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. near I.C. King Park, according to a release from the Knoxville Police Department.

A driver was headed northbound in the southbound lanes and collided, head-on, with a Royal Taxi minivan.

The wrong-way driver suffered life-threatening injuries, according to KPD, while the taxi driver suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Both drivers underwent surgery at UT Medical Center.

Names have not yet been released pending notification of family members.

The investigation is ongoing.

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