Breaking News
More () »

THP investigating after one person injured after crash on Rutledge Pike involving trooper

Rural Metro Fire, Knox County Rescue and Area Medical Rescue crews responded to a serious accident in Rutledge Pike near Rosewood.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Officials said that one person was injured in a crash on Rutledge Pike near Rosewood Saturday evening.

According to a release, they said that a trooper was investigating a property damage crash on Rutledge Pike at the intersection of Roseberry Road. They said his Ford Explorer was positioned to protect the crash scene, and that he was outside of it.

James Hamilton, 73, of Blaine, tried to pass a Toyota Camry as he drove towards the crash site, according to the release. Hamilton sideswiped the Camry in his Ford Expedition and hit the trooper's truck. The Expedition then rolled over and stopped in the right shoulder, police said. 

They said that crews responded at around 7:15 p.m. and that one person was sent to a trauma center after the crash. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, officials said.

They said that Rural Metro Fire, Knox County Rescue and Area Medical Response (AMR)  crews were responding to the accident.

Officials asked drivers to use caution in the area as they worked on the scene.

RELATED: How to customize the stories and alerts you get from WBIR

RELATED: Take 10! Sign up for the WBIR lunchtime newsletter