Alcoa man indicted on two counts of vehicular homicide

A 40-year-old Alcoa man was indicted by a Blount County grand jury June 7 on two counts of vehicular homicide.

Jeffrey A. Knight, 40, Hannum Street, Alcoa, turned himself in to Blount County Jail on June 7. He was being held in lieu of bonds totaling $750,000 pending a 9 a.m. June 14 hearing in Blount County Circuit Court.

Alcoa police officers presented the case to a Blount County grand jury after receiving results of a toxicology test. The toxicology test was performed following a Feb. 27 crash, which resulted in the deaths of Brittany N. Thomas, 21, Rockford, and her 10-month-old son.

Knight was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Prism northbound on Alcoa Highway between Hunt and Hall roads at about 5:22 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. His vehicle left the northbound lanes and began crossing the center median. Knight’s car then went airborne and struck a 1995 Pontiac Sunfire, driven by Thomas, who was traveling southbound on the highway. Knight’s vehicle also collided with a 2006 Ford F-350 that was traveling southbound.

Thomas and her 10-month-old old son were killed instantly in the crash. Thomas was wearing a seat belt and the infant was properly restrained. The driver of the Ford F-350, Harold E. Stevens, 63, Maryville, and his five passengers were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

Knight was taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to the University of Tennessee Medical Center to be treated for injuries after the wreck. Knight was not wearing a seat belt, and there were no passengers in his vehicle.

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