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Dalton man killed in fatal crash in Knoxville

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Crews work Tuesday to clear the scene of a wreck involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 40 near Watt Road. WBIR photo Crews work Tuesday to clear the scene of a wreck involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 40 near Watt Road. WBIR photo
KNOXVILLE (WBIR) - UPDATE: The Knox County Sheriff's Office has identified a Georgia man who was killed in a Tuesday morning crash on I-40.

Donald Gene Lay Jr, 47, of Dalton, was killed when his car slammed into the back of a flat-bed tractor trailer that was stopped because of a stalled vehicle. His passenger, Wally Khaber, 31, is also from Dalton. He was taken to UT Medical Center with serious injuries.

PREVIOUS STORY: One person was killed in an early morning crash on I-40E in west Knox County.

The accident happened at 6:30 am Tuesday just before the on-ramp from Watt Road.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, a 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage crashed into the back of a flatbed tractor trailer. The truck was backed up in traffic that had stopped because of a stalled vehicle. The driver of the car was killed in the crash. A passenger was transported to UT Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Read more at WBIR's website.

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