Alcoa Police have identified the people involved in a fatal accident on Alcoa Highway on Thursday.
The investigation revealed that Joseph J. Limerick, 69, of Sevierville, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet
Cavalier southbound on Alcoa Highway at approximately 1:25 p.m. Thursday
and was turning into the parking lot of Days Inn. Officers reported
that Limerick failed to yield the right of way and collided with a
northbound-traveling 2005 Cadillac Escalade, driven by 33-year-old
Christy B. Martin of Lenoir City.
A passenger in Limerick's vehicle, Clara Limerick, 71, of Sevierville, was killed instantly in the crash. Joseph
Limerick was taken by Rural/Metro ambulance to UT Medical Center where he was in critical condition. Martin was
taken by Rural/Metro to Blount Memorial Hospital where she was being
treated for minor injuries that occurred during the accident.
Martin and Joseph and Clara Limerick were all wearing seatbelts. Airbags did deploy in both vehicles. Alcoa firefighters also responded to assist Alcoa police officers at the crash scene.
One person was killed and another seriously injured in an accident on Alcoa Highway.
The accident was reported in the northbound lanes near the airport around 1:25 pm.
According to Alcoa Police, the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier attempted to cross over the northbound lanes to pull into the Days Inn parking lot.
The driver failed to yield the right of way to a 2005 Cadillac Escalade. The impact killed the passenger in the Cavalier instantly and critically injured the driver who was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for his injuries.
The driver of the Cadillac had minor injuries and was transported to Blount Memorial Hospital for her injuries.
All the drivers were wearing their seatbelts and the airbags did deploy. The names of those involved are being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.