One person died in a crash and car fire that blocked both lanes of Interstate 275 north at Interstate 640 Monday afternoon, according to Knoxville Police.
An SUV was traveling north on I-75 around noon when the driver left the roadway and struck the bridge support of the I-640 east ramp to I-75 north, KPD said. The vehicle caught on fire and trapped the driver inside.
The driver was pronounced dead on scene. KPD identified him as 58-year-old John T. Jones from Heiskell. Jones was pronounced dead on the scene.
It's unclear what caused the driver to leave the roadway.
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TDOT also responded, as a precaution, to inspect the bridge support.