KNOX COUNTY - UPDATE 6/15/2017 @ 9 p.m.: Two people who died after a high-speed crash on Brown Gap Road over the weekend have been identified.
A crash report states Roger Eugene Davis, 47, was driving the car at the time of the crash. Paul Robert Nickoloff, 44, was a passenger riding in the front seat.
Davis and Nickoloff were ejected from the car when they crashed around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The report did not say whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
ORIGINAL STORY: Two people died Saturday night in a what authorities believe was a high-speed crash.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is conducting the initial investigation and said two people were driving down Brown Gap Road in a red Chevrolet Corvette around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities said the driver lost control of the vehicle near Maize Drive, going off the road and rolling over an embankment. Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the car.
KCSO said it's unsure at the moment if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It said it believes speed was a factor and neither passenger appeared to have been wearing a seatbelt.
The victim's names will be released once families have been notified.
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