Two men were injured and one killed in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Interstate 75.
Vincenzo Rosello, 30, Knoxville, William Wright, 55, Knoxville, and Ian Wright, 20, Knoxville, were traveling south on Interstate 75 with Rosello behind the wheel of a 2005 Buick Lesabre. At 9:04 a.m., the vehicle “traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and traveled back across roadway to the left,” a Tennessee Highway Patrol report stated.
The car struck a mile marker sign, traveled into an embankment and struck a culvert. After hitting the culvert, the car became airborne and all three men were ejected. According to the THP report, the car came to a rest in the median after rolling multiple times. None of the men were wearing seat belts.
William died in the crash. Rosello and Ian were both injured.
University of Tennessee Lifestar was on scene to transport the men to University of Tennessee Medical Center.
According to a Loudon County Sheriff’s Office release, Interstate 75 was “completely shut down at the 67 mile marker” due to the Lifestar helicopter being on the ground.
Charges against Rosello are pending. Indications of alcohol and/or drug use are unknown, but he was tested for both.