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Crash alert: Victim identified in crash involving 5 vehicles on I-40

by Ponce Law | August 5th, 2020

SEVIERVILLE, TN – Authorities have released new details on a crash involving five vehicles on Interstate 40 in Sevierville Saturday, according to WBIR.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police said 40-year-old Darryl Kerr of Georgia was driving a Jeep Wrangler at about 6:40 p.m. on I-40 west near the 407 exit when he crossed a median and went into the eastbound lanes, leading to the multi-vehicle wreck.

The driver of a Subaru Forrester was killed in the crash and was identified as 55-year-old Bettina Koelzer of Marian, Iowa. Two people from Missouri who were passengers in a Ford Explorer were injured.

Police are trying to determine the cause of the accident, which closed a portion of I-40 for more than five hours.

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