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Knoxville teen dies, another injured, in car crash in Sevierville

Sevierville PD said the 18-year-old driver appeared to have life-threatening injuries at the scene, while the 17-year-old passenger's injuries are not known.
Credit: WBIR

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. — A teenager from Knoxville died from injuries sustained in a single-car crash early Tuesday morning in Sevierville.

According to the Sevierville Police Department, 18-year old Elyazid Belharouak was driving the car on 700-Block of West Main Street around 1:50 a.m. when it crashed. Authorities said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crossed over the median into the eastbound lanes and rolled over before stopping off the roadway. 

Belharouak was taken to UT Medical Center where he died. Belharouak was a Farragut High School student.

His passenger, 17-year old Ty Witt, also of Knoxville, was taken to UT with non-life-threatening but serious injuries.

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