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Hawkins Co. man killed in crash while trying to escape deputies, THP says

THP said the man crashed into a pickup truck and died while trying to evade deputies. The pickup truck driver was also injured.

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. — A Church Hill man died in a crash after he tried to evade deputies on Monday, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol.

THP said 31-year-old Brandon Tucker was driving a car north on North Central Avenue in Hawkins County while trying to evade arrest from a marked Hawkins County patrol unit.

Another man was driving a pickup truck south on North Central Avenue, THP said. According to authorities, Tucker's car crossed over the double yellow line while exiting a curve and crashed into the pickup truck.

Tucker was killed in the crash. THP said the driver of the pickup truck was injured in the crash.