Tennessee Trucker Who Caused Fatal Knox County Crash Found Guilty
A truck driver who caused an accident in Knox County that killed two people is found guilty on all counts.
Police say 55-year-old Randell Weddle was drunk when his truck started a multi-vehicle crash on Route 17 in the town of Washington nearly two years ago. Investigators say as Weddle was rounding a right-hand corner just west of the Fitch Road intersection, the trailer portion of his truck began to slide into the oncoming lane. As it began to roll over onto the left side while turning the corner, several oncoming vehicles were unable to avoid being hit by the trailer. One of the vehicles was pushed into a field, where it burst into flames.
Killed in the accident were 45-year-old Christina Torres-York of Warren and 74-year-old Paul Fowles of Owls Head. Several others were injured in the crash.
WABI-TV reports a jury found Weddle guilty of two counts of manslaughter and three counts of aggravated driving under the influence today. He will be sentenced at a later date.