Father & son killed in North Knox head-on crash

10:06 AM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
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Update: The Knox County Sheriff's Office says the witness they were seeking to this fatal crash contacted them on Friday, and was able to provide them with information needed in the investigation.

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A father and son were killed in a head-on crash Thursday evening on Raccoon Valley Road.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the 73-year-old Delford Marlow, Sr. and 38-year-old Delford J. Marlow, Jr. both of Raccoon Valley Road in Heiskell, were passengers in a vehicle that crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a another vehicle.  Neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the vehicle the Marlows were riding in was 44-year-old Driver Kimberly Lynn Pointer of Raccoon Valley Road.   She was wearing a seatbelt.  KCSO says charges are pending in the accident.

Two people in the other vehicle were transported to the hospital.  Their names and conditions have not been released.

The names of the other two victims have not yet been released.

Investigators are still looking for the white male driving a small, faded red Chevy pickup who was traveling behind Pointer. He witnessed the crash and stopped at the scene. His assistance in the investigation would be greatly appreciated and he is asked to call the KCSO at (865) 215-2243.
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Two people died and three others were injured in a wreck on East Raccoon Valley Road Thursday evening, according to investigators with the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

The crash happened around 5:30pm in the 500 block of East Raccoon Valley.

Deputies said a vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on.

Two passengers in the vehicle that crossed the center line were killed, investigators said. The driver of that vehicle was flown to UT Medical Center by a Lifestar helicopter.

Rural Metro took two people who were in the other vehicle to UT Medical Center by ambulance.

The names of those injured and killed were not being released until relatives were notified.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office was looking for the driver of a man who was driving a small, faded red Chevy pickup. He was believed to be traveling behind the vehicle that crossed the center line. Because he is a witness and stopped at the scene, investigators want to talk with him. That man is asked to call the sheriff's office at 865-215-2243.

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