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.