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UPDATE: Woman, 34, dies in I-75 crash in Knox County

TDOT reported the crash about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. A medical helicopter responded. The driver was ejected.
Credit: TDOT
Bad crash reported on I-75 southbound in Knox County on Tuesday.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — UPDATE 10:30AM WEDNESDAY: A 34-year-old Knoxville woman died as a result of a crash Tuesday night on southbound Interstate 75 in Knox County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the woman as Amanda Beal.

The crash occurred shortly after 6 p.m. north of Powell near Mile Marker 113.

Beal was driving a 2005 Sprinter van, according to THP. She was southbound in the left lane, and a tractor-trailer was driving southbound in the right lane.

According to THP, Beal lost control of her van and struck the rear of the tractor-trailer.

Beal was ejected. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to THP.

Her van came to a rest on the right shoulder of the highway in the grass.

The 2017 Volvo tractor-trailer, driven by Petru Munteanu of Lake in the Hills, Ill., came to a stop on the southbound side's right shoulder. Munteanu was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured, according to THP.

No charges are pending, a report shows.

PREVIOUS STORY: A serious crash Tuesday night forced the closure of Interstate 75 southbound in Knox County.

A medical helicopter was en route to transport at least one patient, according to TDOT.

The crash is north of Powell.    

The interstate was closed at mile marker 113, according to TDOT regional spokesman Mark Nagi.

WBIR will provide more updates as they develop on this breaking story.

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