Fatal one-vehicle accident on I-75 North
News Herald

A fatal accident occurred on Interstate-75 North between exits 72 and 76 Thursday before 3 p.m. The name of the victim and the circumstances leading to the incident were not available Thursday afternoon. Members of the Loudon County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Rural Metro responded to the scene. The vehicle was a Toyota Previa van with Ohio plates.

Cincinnati teen killed in I-75 wreck in Loudon County

LOUDON — A 19-year-old man was killed this afternoon and three others were injured when a minivan from Ohio overturned on Interstate 75 in Loudon County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

John T. Dankenbring, 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was driving the 1993 Toyota Previa northbound about 2:18 p.m. when he drove into the median, back onto the road, and then back into the median again before overturning when he tried to re-enter the road, a THP report said. The minivan came to rest “driver side down,” and Dankenbring — who wasn’t wearing a seat belt — was killed.

His three passengers were injured. They were identified as Peter T. Mooney, 20, of Cincinnati; Stephen T. Rosemire, 21, of Columbus, Ohio; and Zach Heeney, 20, of Cincinnati.

The extent of their injures wasn’t immediately available. According to the report, Mooney was the only person in the van wearing a seat belt.

It was unknown if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash. Mooney was cited with providing false identification and Rosemire was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia, the report said.

The crash was investigated by Trooper Daniel Morton.