Driver dies in McMinn County Crash

Fatal Crash

NIOTA, Tenn. (WDEF)- One person is dead after a crash that occurred in McMinn County on Friday.

A crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol says that a tractor trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 68 shortly before 6 Friday evening.

The report says a another vehicle pulled out in front of the truck at the intersection of Highway 68 and Cyber Air Road.

The truck swerved to avoid the car and the THP it struck a Ford F-150 traveling eastbound.

The driver of the F-150, Tyrone Jenkins, died in the crash according to the report.

The vehicle that caused the crash fled the scene and no information is available about them at this time.

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