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Joshua Scott,Kevin Smith Obituary, THP discovered 3, victims involved in the tragic head-on collision in Union County,

Joshua Scott,Kevin Smith Obituary – Three individuals lost their lives in a tragic accident that occurred on a Saturday evening in Sharps Chapel, according to a statement provided by the Tennessee Constable’s Association to 10News. The deceased has been identified as Joshua Scott, Caleb Bales (29), and Kevin Smith (50), as confirmed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Based on the preliminary crash report from the THP, it was determined that Smith was driving a pickup truck heading south on Maynardville Highway, with Bales as a passenger. Meanwhile, Scott was driving a minivan in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, Smith’s truck veered across the center line, resulting in a head-on collision with Scott’s van. Subsequently, the truck veered off the road, crashed into a guardrail, and caught fire.

The Tennessee Constable’s Association stated that Constable John Dennis responded to reports of a recklessly driven truck in Sharp’s Chapel. Upon arriving at the scene, Dennis noticed the white truck parked in a lot and attempted to engage with the driver. Constables in Tennessee hold elected law enforcement positions and possess similar powers to police officers and sheriff’s deputies, albeit with minimal oversight.

According to the association’s statement, the vehicle abruptly accelerated towards Highway 33, prompting Constable Dennis to catch a glimpse of it running a stop sign at the intersection of Sharps Chapel Rd and Highway 33. Shortly after, Dennis witnessed the tragic head-on collision between the truck and the van on the opposite side of the road.

Regrettably, all occupants of the truck and one individual in the van succumbed to their injuries at the scene, as reported by the constable’s association. It has been revealed that the person in the van was Joshua Scott. Scott was employed as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer at Green Hills Funeral Home in Middlesboro, Kentucky. His biography on the funeral home’s website indicated that he graduated from Hancock County High School in 2019 and was pursuing a degree in Mortuary Science. Additionally, Scott resided in Tazewell, as mentioned on the website. Union County District Attorney General Jared Effler conveyed in a statement to 10News that his office is currently collaborating with the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol regarding this incident.

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