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Three Sevier County Residents Killed in Chapman Highway Accident

Three Sevier County Residents Killed in Chapman Highway Accident

A head on collision on Chapman Highway over the weekend has left three residents of Sevier County dead.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Chapman Highway just south of the Simpson Road intersection in Knoxville at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. 43-year-old Herman R. Maldonado, of Sevierville, Tenn., was traveling northbound on Chapman Highway in a Ford Expedition when he crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming Chevrolet Impala head on. Maldonado, along with the driver of the Impala, Margaret B. Bowles, 72, and her passenger Jennifer L. Williams, 38, both of Seymour, Tenn., were killed in the accident.

All persons involved were wearing seatbelts. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a part in the accident.

The posted speed limit on that stretch of Chapman Highway is 50 mph.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I've spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.