(WBIR- Knoxville) Police say 54-year-old Roger E. Welchel was killed when the Corvette he was driving flipped over after running off Chapman highway and hitting a ditch.
According to a press release from the KPD, the accident happened around 10:45 p.m. Thursday near Gwinfield Road.
Police say Welchel was driving the 2013 Corvette fast heading south on Chapman Highway. After leaving the side of the road and flipping over, the car landed on its roof in a driveway on the 4700 block.
Authorities pronounced Welchel dead on the scene.
Wechel was wearing a seatbelt.
Police say alcohol was found in the car and may have contributed to the accident.