Dandridge, TN — Local news reports from Pepperell confirmed that a local man was killed near Dandridge on Monday, July 1, 2013 after a fatal accident with his 18-wheeler. THP troopers reported that 64-year old Joseph Re was killed along I-40 in Dandridge after he lost control of his big rig and crashed into a creek.
The accident happened at about 4:00 p.m. last Monday afternoon, though the details were not entirely clear. Troopers stated that Re was driving along I-40 that afternoon when he lost control for unknown reasons and his 18-wheeler swerved off the interstate, stopping in a creek.
He was killed in the accident, though the cause remains under investigation. It was noted that he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck.