A tree fell upon a vehicle traveling the Spur on Thursday night, killing the driver.
According to Dana Soehn, spokesperson for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, rangers responded to a report of a single-car motor vehicle collision on the southbound Spur (US-441/US-321) at approximately 11:23 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
A tree along the roadside appeared to have fallen on a 2005 Ford truck, killing the 59-year-old male driver from Georgia. The Gatlinburg Fire Department transported the victim, who was killed in the collision at the scene, to LeConte Medical Center. No other passengers were in the vehicle. Officials withheld the identity of the man pending notification of next of kin. The Gatlinburg Police Department also provided assistance.