A Friday afternoon crash on Alcoa Highway that left two vehicles on the side of the road resulted after one driver tried to change the radio station, police reported.

The two-vehicle collision in the northbound lanes of Alcoa Highway near Hunt Road resulted in no serious injuries.

An Alcoa Police crash report states Ashley G. King, 19, Linden Hall Drive, Alcoa, was driving in the left lane when she took her eyes off the road to change the radio station.

The driver-side tires of the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am she was driving traveled off the road, and she overcorrected, turning into the path of a van traveling in the right lane.

The two vehicles collided, and the Pontiac came to rest upside down in the grass off to the right of the highway.

The Ford Econoline cargo van, driven by 49-year-old Knoxville resident David B. McCurry, ended up off the side of the road, balancing on its side in a ditch.

McCurry was taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to Blount Memorial Hospital, where hospital staff said he was treated and released.

King, who was not injured, was cited on a charge of failure to provide due care.

The crash occurred at 2:51 p.m. just before Hunt Road. The Alcoa Fire Department also responded.

Crime and courts reporter for The Daily Times.

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