A Maryville man was killed early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle accident in Blount County.
According to the fatality report issued by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Lewis C. Kirby, 56, was driving north on Montvale Hwy. around 3:30 am when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, partially ejecting Kirby from the vehicle. The vehicle then swerve back across the road and hit two trees. Kirby was thrown from the vehicle and killed. The report says he was not wearing a seatbelt.
Dispatchers say troopers have cleared a fatal accident that shut down Montvale Road between McSpadden and Old Piney in Blount County Thursday morning.
The call came into the dispatch center around 3:30 a.m.
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