The North Carolina State Highway Patrol have identified the individual who was killed in a two-vehicle accident inside the Smoky Mountain National Park on January 15th, 2013. According to the report, Anderson collided with a Park Service pickup truck while navigating southbound on U.S. Highway 441. The report does not specify vehicle placement in the road during the accident.
Scene of the Accident
The driver and passenger of the Park Services truck, Samuel Owl and Michael Burton respectively were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Tracy Anderson was reportedly pronounced dead on the scene when emergency response personnel arrived. The North Carolina Highway patrol is spearheading the investigation, standing in for the National Park investigation at the accident involves their employees.