Knoxville, TN ( August 7, 2023) – A 36-year-old Knoxville man, Shannon Glasper, faces charges following a fatal crash on Interstate 40 East near the Papermill Drive exit.
The incident occurred on Monday, August 7th, 2023.
The Knoxville Police Department received reports of the crash at approximately 1:50 a.m.
According to authorities, a Dodge truck hauling a fifth-wheel camper was heading eastbound on I-40 when a Honda lost control and collided with the Dodge.
This impact caused the Dodge to veer off the road, overturn over the wall, and rest upside down on the ramp leading to Papermill Drive.
Tragically, the female passenger of the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Dodge’s driver and a second passenger were injured and taken to UT Medical Center.
Glasper, who was driving the Honda, initially fled but briefly stopped due to damage to his vehicle.
Upon investigation, Glasper exhibited signs of intoxication and has been charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and driving with a suspended license.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and the deceased’s identity is being withheld at this time.