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Fatal Crash on Western Avenue, 22-Year-Old Male Charged with DUI 
At around 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a two-car crash on Western Avenue near Hinton Road. Based on the preliminary investigation, one vehicle was traveling westbound on Western Avenue when it collided head-on with the second vehicle, which was traveling eastbound on Western Avenue. The driver of the second vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene by responding EMS personnel. 

Due to the severity of the crash, KPD crash reconstruction investigators responded to the scene. Upon further investigation, the driver of the first vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Ndayizeye Jamari, was charged with DUI, failure to drive within lanes and no proof of insurance. After being treated for minor injuries at an area hospital, Jamari was released and transported to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility. 

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. 

The crash remains under investigation. Upon the completion of that investigation, the case file will be presented to the Knox County District Attorney’s Office to determine if additional charges are warranted. 
Posted by serland On 24 May, 2021 at 8:32 AM