Elvis Has Left The Road
|Another wreck at Ford Road, Muddy Creek and Hwy. 11
left one injured and could have been much worse. Elvis Presley of
Philadelphia was traveling toward Lenoir City when a car ran the stop
sign at Muddy Creek clipping the back bumper of Presley's truck. The
truck spun out taking down a power pole then narrowly missing the home
of Donnie Stamey, then struck a tree before coming to rest in Stamey's
front yard. Presley received minor injuries and was transported to the
hospital. Highway 11 was closed for about thirty minutes while the wreck
was cleaned up.
Even though there have been dozens of accidents at this intersection, the DOT says the low fatality count at this intersection does not justify a red light.