Timothy Burton Killed in Accident at I-40 in Smith County, TN

September 24, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Timothy Burton
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-40, Knoxville, Smith County, TN, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Tennessee Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Ford F-150, Tractor-trailer
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer and Ford F-150 collided

What Happened

State Police are investigating a collision that killed a person at I-40 in Smith County, TN on September 24th, 2022. Police say the incident happened round 4 p.m. Investigators say a Ford F-150 operated by 61-year-old Timothy Burton was headed eastbound on I-40 before veering into a right shoulder for unknown reasons. It collided with a tractor-trailer parked in the shoulder due to mechanical issues. The collision caused Burton fatal injuries. The truck driver was not injured. Additional information was not available.

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