33-year-old James Elkins of Washburn dies in fatal Knoxville, Tenn car crash on Tazewell Pike – Thursday, September 30, 2021

Corryton Car Crash Death of James Elkins – Obituary

33-year-old James Elkins of Washburn has died in a fatal Knoxville, Tenn car crash that occurred on Tazewell Pike on Thursday, September 30, 2021. The wreck happened in the 8400 block at about 9:45 p.m. when the 2001 Ford F-150 driven by 65-year-old Dennis Hill of Corryton went off the road.

Dennis steered the truck back on the road but overcorrected and sent it into oncoming traffic where it crashed head-on with a 2013 GMC Sierra driven by James Elkins.

James was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck while Deniss was hospitalized for injuries sustained.

Family members have said James was out to simply run errands when the accident happened.

Police are still investigating the accident and have said charges are pending.

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