Wilkinsons identified in accident
The driver and passenger killed in a single-car crash on
Interstate 75 early Saturday evening have been identified as a
couple from Loudon. (Tellico Village)
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol reports, Judith Wilkinson,
70, was driving the PT Cruiser which was headed northbound on
The crash occurred about 6 p.m. near mile marker 21.
Her husband, Victor Wilkinson, 75, was the passenger in the
Trooper Gray Gibson, who is in charge of the investigation, said
Saturday that the Wilkinsons were headed northbound on I-75 when
they reportedly left the roadway on the left side, overcorrected
toward the right and struck an embankment and rolled several
times before coming to a stop.
Gibson’s information came from witness accounts.
Cleveland Fire Department, Tennessee Department of
Transportation, Bradley County Emergency Medical Service and
Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene;
however, both occupants of the vehicle died on the scene. Both
victims were reportedly wearing their seat belts.
Troopers were able to get one lane of the roadway reopened after
about an hour.
Also assisting Gibson at the scene were troopers Thomas Clower
and Sgt. Tim Aslinger.