From WRIL -
Early Sunday morning May 31, 2020 at approximately 6:47am Claiborne County emergency personnel and Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers Isaac Daniels and Ben Dossett responded to a single vehicle crash with injuries on Blue Top Road near the intersection of Parker Lane.
Once on scene, authorities found a 1996 Ford F150 pickup truck involved in the accident. According to the preliminary report, Trooper Isaac's states the vehicle was traveling southbound on Blue Top road. The vehicle came around a sharp curving causing it to run off the left side of the roadway. The pickup then struck a small hill causing it to go airborne and it rolled three to four times coming to an uncontrolled rest facing eastbound.
Trooper Isaac's states that at this time due to both occupants being ejected, it is undetermined who was driving.
Killed in the accident was 20 year old Robert Dalton of Tazewell, Tennessee. The 16 year old male juvenile was seriously injured and is at UT Hospital for treatment of those injuries.
Tests for both drugs and alcohol have been requested by THP. Neither passenger was wearing a seat belt.
Assisting on scene was the Claiborne County EMS and Claiborne County Sheriff's Department.