One man killed, another injured in OR Crash

Oak Ridge Police have identified the people involved in a fatal single-vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon as a pair of brothers from Oak Ridge.

Thursday morning, police identified the man killed in the accident on State Highway 95 on Wednesday as 39-year-old Ricky Crabtree of Oak Ridge. ORPD said in a press release that he was the passenger in a vehicle that left the road and slammed into a tree south of Bethel Valley Road near the Loudon County line shortly after 5 pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Rusty Crabtree, was taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center for treatment of injuries described as not life threatening.

The crash remains under investigation, and we will update you as developments warrant.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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