KPD: Alcohol was a factor in I-40E wrong-way crash

(WBIR) Knoxville police said alcohol was a factor in a head-on, interstate crash in west Knoxville early Saturday this morning.

Officers said an SUV was traveling the wrong-way on the Papermill Drive exit ramp to I-40 eastbound. The SUV then collided head-on with a car exiting on Papermill Drive just before 1 a.m.

Authorities said drivers of both vehicles weren't hurt.


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