One motorist killed in Tuesday morning crash

One person died and another injured in an early morning wreck Dec. 4 on Alcoa Highway, Alcoa police said.

According to an APD press release, at 7:48 a.m. Dec. 4, Alcoa police officers responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Alcoa Highway at Wheeler Road. Upon their arrival, officers discovered a two-car crash involving a 1998 Nissan Maxima driven by Marla M. Venable, 19, Maryville and a 2004 Ford Taurus driven by Patrizia H. Hull, 42, Louisville.

Officers quickly determined that Hull was dead. Alcoa Fire Department First Responders and Rural/Metro Ambulance personnel arrived and transported her body to Blount Memorial Hospital where a blood alcohol test was administered with results pending.

Officials said the cause of the accident was failure to yield by Hull.

Sgt. Bud Cooper of the APD said that there were no charges pending and next of kin had been notified.

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