Three people injured in Alcoa Highway crash
By Wes Wade | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Alcoa Highway, including a 25-year-old Sevierville woman who was knocked unconscious and trapped inside her car.
According to an Alcoa Police report, Tabrina D. Blevins, 25, of Sevierville, was stopped at the stop sign facing eastbound on Singleton Station Road at the intersection of Alcoa Highway when she attempted to cross the highway and was struck by a Chevrolet pickup at 12:13 p.m.
The driver of the truck, Douglas E. Moretz, 59, Sevierville Road, Maryville, told officers he had just started to apply the brakes when he hit the driver-side door of Blevins’ Chevrolet Malibu. Blevins was knocked unconscious and was unresponsive as she was trapped inside the car.
Alcoa firefighters responded and were able to extricate Blevins, who was taken to the trauma center at University of Tennessee Medical Center by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service, the report states. Hospital staff said they had no information available on Blevins as a patient.
Officers took Moretz to Blount Memorial Hospital to undergo a blood alcohol test, the report notes, but he’s currently not suspected of impaired driving. Moretz was treated for possible injury at BMH and released. A passenger in Moretz’s pickup — Roger Myers, 28, Gamble Lane, Walland — was also taken to BMH, but hospital staff said they had no information on a patient by that name.
All occupants were wearing seatbelts. An airbag was deployed on the driver side of the pickup, but none were deployed in Blevins’ car.