Friendsville woman, 63, killed in four-vehicle crash
By Wes Wade | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A 63-year-old Friendsville woman was killed in a four-vehicle crash Saturday morning on West Lamar Alexander Parkway.
Vivian Haun, of Vernie Lee Road, was killed instantly after she collided with a 2011 Honda Pilot driven by 77-year-old Marion Wynne, of Kimball, said Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp.
Haun was traveling east in the right hand traffic lane on West Lamar Alexander Parkway when she approached the traffic light at the intersection of William Blount Drive, Crisp said, where three other vehicles were stopped in the same lane.
Crisp said there were no signs that Haun, who was driving a 2005 Ford Focus, attempted to apply her brakes when she collided with Wynne’s vehicle at 10:07 a.m. The collision caused a chain reaction, with Wynne’s vehicle striking a 2008 Buick Enclave stopped in front of him and the Enclave striking a 2006 GMC pickup truck stopped in front of the Enclave.
Wynne and a passenger in his vehicle, 77-year-old Shirley Wynne, also of Kimball, were taken via Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to University of Tennessee Medical Center. Crisp said Marion Wynne was transported for non-life-threatening injuries, though hospital staff had no information available on him as a patient. Authorities believe Shirley Wynne also did not sustain life-threatening injuries, though hospital staff said she was listed in serious condition Saturday evening.
The driver of the Buick, 71-year-old Fort Lupton, Colo., resident Janice Martin was not injured, nor was a passenger in her vehicle identified as Charles Martin, 73, also of Fort Lupton, Colo.
The driver of the pickup truck, Melissa Barber, 27, of Humphrey Way in Friendsville, was not injured. A passenger in Barber’s vehicle, Randall Humphrey, 78, also of Humphrey Way, was also not injured.
Police said everyone involved were wearing their seat belts except for Haun.
While air bags were deployed inside Haun’s vehicle, there was no air bag deployment reported in any of the other three vehicles involved.
The Maryville Fire Department also responded and assisted authorities at the scene.