Loudon man killed in single-vehicle accident on West Lamar Alexander Parkway

By Mark Boxley
of The Daily Times Staff

A Loudon man was apparently on his way to a part-time job in Blount County when he was killed during a single-vehicle accident on West Lamar Alexander Parkway today.

The man, Ronald Reehoff, 73, was ejected and killed after his vehicle left the roadway and flipped.

According to Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp, Reehoff was traveling east on West Lamar Alexander Parkway near the intersection of South Carver Road at about 6:48 a.m. when the accident happened. Reehoff was traveling in the passing lane and apparently left the roadway and entered the median, causing his 1995 Plymouth Voyager minivan to flip.

The van “flipped a number of times,” Crisp said, and during one of the flips Reehoff was ejected from the vehicle. Reehoff was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, Crisp said.

Reehoff was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident before being taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to Blount Memorial Hospital.

Authorities believe neither alcohol nor speed were factors in the accident, Crisp said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.