THP: Erwin man killed in I-26 crash near exit 32 in Unicoi Co.


UNICOI COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers said a man died in a crash on Interstate 26 in Unicoi County Monday afternoon.

According to a THP report, a 1991 Honda ST1, driven by James A. Buck, Jr., 73, of Erwin, was traveling eastbound on I-26 when Buck lost control of the vehicle.

THP officials said Buck’s vehicle rolled, which threw him into the cable barrier.

Buck died from injuries in the crash.

At the time of the crash, both eastbound lanes near the crash were closed and eastbound traffic was directed through the shoulder of the road.

Both eastbound lanes have since reopened.

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