City of Alcoa Police Department Chief David Carswell reports twenty-one-year-old Derek Evans of Louisville, TN, was killed Tuesday evening, October 13, 2020 at approximately 7:44 PM as a result of a motor vehicle collision on Alcoa Highway at Topside Road. Chief Carswell states City of Alcoa Police and Fire Departments along with AMR Ambulance Service responded to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck on Alcoa Highway at Topside Road. As first responders arrived on scene, it was discovered Evans had died as a result of apparent injuries sustained from the accident. Evans was travelling south bound on Alcoa Highway on a motorcycle when he collided with a pickup truck that was making a left turn onto Alcoa Highway from Topside Road. The operator of the pickup truck, Zane Ellis, 37, of Knoxville, TN, was not injured in the crash.
Chief Carswell stated the accident is still under investigation and is requesting anyone that may have witnessed the crash or who may have information relevant to the investigation to please contact the City of Alcoa Police Department at 865-981-4111.