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One dead, two charged following E. Magnolia Avenue crash
Published January 18, 2023; 11:54 a.m.


KNOXVILLE -- At around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash on E. Magnolia Avenue near Milligan Street.

The crash involved an orange Dodge Charger, a red Dodge Charger and a white Ford Explorer. The driver of the white Ford Explorer was transported to the UT Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The two other occupants of that vehicle, children Gage Tucker, age 11, and 5 year old Hadley Tucker, were also transported to the hospital, where they remain in critical condition. A family member, Shawn East, posted a comment on his Facebook page:

magnolia avenue drag racing accident

All other parties involved in the crash were transported to the hospital for injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time.

The investigation revealed that the orange and red Dodge Chargers were racing down E. Magnolia Avenue and ran the red light at Milligan, striking the Ford Explorer. The orange Charger continued briefly after the collision and ran into an occupied building on E. Magnolia Avenue. Nobody inside of the building was injured.





The drivers of the Chargers were located on scene and identified as Trinity Clark, 21 of Knoxville, and Tra’Shawn Glass, 20 of Knoxville. Both were charged with felony reckless endangerment and drag racing. Clark is in custody, while Glass remains hospitalized and will be taken into custody upon his release. Additional charges are pending.

The investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

 















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