Patrick Korte Killed In Saturday PM Crash

May 02, 2021 at 10:11 am by WGNS


(SMYRNA, TN)  A Murfreesboro man was killed in a two-vehicle crash at 7:00 o'clock Saturday (5/1/2021) night on I-24 eastbound (toward Chattanooga) at the 67 mile marker (near Sam Ridley Parkway).

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Charlie Caplinger told WGNS that a Honda Accord sedan and a Dodge Ram pickup truck were both traveling toward Murfreesboro, just passed the Sam Ridley Parkway. The crash investigation shows that the sedan attempted to change lanes and hit the pickup truck. That caused the Dodge Ram to roll and finally come to rest in the roadway. The Honda Accord stopped in the grassy median.

58-year old Patrick Korte died at the scene. He was the driver of the Dodge Ram pickup truck.  20-year old Alexander Hall was not injured. He was the driver of the Honda Accord. Both men were wearing seatbelts and both were from Murfreesboro.

THP Case # 321028843

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