The Alcoa Police and Fire Departments as well as AMR responded to the scene of a fatal accident in the northbound lane of Alcoa Highway at approximately 10:28 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Emergency response to the scene reduced both north and southbound Alcoa Highway to one lane by the Hunt Road exit.
APD announced the closure on Facebook and advised citizens to expect delays for several hours. The Department announced both northbound lanes were open at 2:04 p.m.
Alcoa City Public Information Officer Emily Assenmacher confirmed there was one fatality, but the identity of the deceased has not been released. The next of kin has been notified.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.