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UPDATE:

(WBIR-Blount County) The Blount County Sherrif's Office said the driver who crashed into a tree Saturday night died early Sunday morning.

Daniel D. Hmielewski, 33, was first taken to Blount Memorial Hospital, then UT Medical Center, where he had been listed in critical condition.

BCSO said the accident is the seventh fatal crash in Blount County in the past two months.

ORIGINAL STORY:

(WBIR) A Blount County man is in critical condition Saturday night after his car crashed on E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US 321).

According to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, Daniel D. Hmielewski, 33, lost control of his car, a 2005 Nissan Sentra, near W. Millers Cove Rd. shortly after 7 pm. The car slid off the road and rear-ended a tree.

The Townsend resident was first taken to Blount Memorial Hospital, then to UT Medical Center.

Hmielewski was not wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened.

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