An 81-year-old Strawberry Plains man died in a crash on Strawberry Plains Pike Tuesday morning, according to Knoxville Police.
Officers said they responded to a 2-vehicle crash on Strawberry Plains Pike just north of the intersection of Brakebill Road around 7:51 a.m. Tuesday.
The driver of a Ford pickup truck, Blaine Leatherwood, died in the crash. Investigators said they believe he failed to yield and pulled out in front of a Dodge pickup and, according to the preliminary investigation.
Leatherwood was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, police said. He later died from his injuries at UT Medical Center.
It's not clear if the driver of the Dodge was injured.
The investigation is ongoing.
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