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THP Seeks Public's Assistance in Search for Possible Witness to Fatal Crash in Sevier County

Friday, November 02, 2012 | 10:35am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in locating a driver that may have information on a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday night in Sevier County.  The crash occurred at 1134 South Old Sevierville Pike near Bell Chapel Lane in Seymour.

At approximately 10:10 p.m. last night, Charles L. Lawson, 31, of Sevierville was traveling northbound on South Sevierville Pike when he attempted to pass another vehicle, lost control, and struck a brick mailbox on the driver’s side door. Mr. Lawson was fatally injured in the incident.

Investigators have reason to believe the other vehicle was a four-door white Ford Dually pickup truck. The vehicle is not believed to have sustained any damage in the incident. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information on the wreck is urged to contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol Knoxville District Headquarters at 865-594-5800.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public.  The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.   



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