|LENOIR CITY (WATE) -- One person was killed Thursday
afternoon in a crash near Fort Loudoun Dam. According to the Tennessee
Highway Patrol, Monte Ward, 61, of Maryville crossed the center line
while driving along highway 321 in a 2007 Dodge Ram. Troopers say he
collided with a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser driven by John Thompson, 61, of
Knoxville. Thompson was killed in the accident, Ward was injured. Both
were wearing seatbelts. The accident tied up traffic for several hours.
Retired Alcoa Fire Captain injured in fatal Loudon
By Mark Boxley
of The Daily Times Staff
Retired Alcoa Fire Capt. Monte Ward was reportedly injured in a serious
wreck in Loudon County today.
According to Alcoa Fire Chief Roger Robinson, Ward was involved in the
wreck and had to be taken by Lifestar helicopter to University of
Tennessee Medical Center. No information on the nature or severity of
his injuries was available.
University of Tennessee Medical Center did not have any information on
his condition at 5:15 p.m.
According to Robinson, Ward retired from the Alcoa Fire Department in
2002 after serving for 30 years with the department.
According to WATE.com, one person was killed in the crash on the Highway
321 bridge at Fort Loudoun Dam. Robinson said Ward was not the person
killed in the accident.