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Knoxville man struck, killed by semi

1:57 PM, Mar 13, 2012   |    comments
  • Emergency crews on scene of a worker who was struck by a semi and died Tuesday morning. 3/13/12
  • Emergency crews on scene of a worker who was struck by a semi and died Tuesday morning. 3/13/12
    
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A spokesman with the Knoxville Police Department confirmed that a pedestrian who was struck by a semi truck on Dutch Valley Drive Tuesday morning has died.

The victim was identified Tuesday afternoon as Tom Kerley, 46 and of Knoxville.

Police said Kerley, who was a worker at ASG - Ameri-Lam, was hit by a semi that was backing down the driveway of the business.

Investigators found Kerley lying in the driveway when they arrived on scene.

The truck driver was identified as 50-year-old Jimmy Spires of St. Matthews, South Carolina who is contracted through Cheetah Transport in Wisconsin.

Police said the the death appears to have been accidental.

A fund has been set up for Kerley's family.  You can donate at Home Federal banks in care of Centerfaith Church for the Kerley family.

 

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