BLOUNT COUNTY, TENN. - UPDATE Mon, July 17, 2017: The Blount County Sheriff's Office has identified the two victims killed in a house explosion Thursday night.
Carey B. Knight, 51 of Maryville, and Donald L. Knight, 54 of Maryville, were killed in the blast and pronounced dead at the scene Thursday evening.
The home exploded on Old Whites Mills Road.
Preliminary autopsy reports revealed that the Knight’s injuries were consistent with the force of the explosion.
Both individuals were inside the residence when it exploded.
Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Bomb and Arson determined the blast occurred as a result of an accidental propane leak.
The Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the incident.
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