A Sevier County man is now facing vehicular homicide charges after a fatal crash this past weekend.
William Heine was behind the wheel Saturday when he hit a telephone pole on Porterfield Gap Road.
He admitted to drinking 5 or 6 mixed drinks before the crash happened.
According to THP, the passenger in the truck, 28-year-old Kristi Creel, was not wearing a seatbelt, and died.
After the crash, Heine left the scene. Now he faces a vehicular homicide charge. Heine's court date is set for October 10th.
A Sevierville woman was killed and a Seymour man was injured after a one-vehicle crash in Sevier County early Saturday morning.
It happened around 3:15 a.m. on Porterfield Gap Road, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report.
William C. Heine Jr., 34, of Seymour was driving a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck eastbound on Porterfield Gap Road.
The truck veered off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole.
The passenger, Kristi M. Creel, 28, of Sevierville, was killed.
Heine was injured.
Neither was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.
Citations were issued, and charges are pending.