THP: Mass. man killed in Loudon County wreck

News Sentinel staff

A Massachusetts man was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle wreck in Loudon County, authorities said.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Nathan J. Perras, 38, of Attleborough, Mass., was negotiating a curve on state Highway 72 at 4:06 a.m. when his 1993 Ford Explorer left the roadway on the right side. Perras over corrected, sending the vehicle off the left side of the road and into a tree.

According to THP Sgt. Jimmy Whitt’s report, it was not known if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. Standard tests for both have been requested.

Perras was not wearing a seat belt, Whitt noted in his report.