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Crash Results in Fatality

Posted 07-19-19.

Sevierville Police Department officers responded to a crash involving a cement truck and a car on Veterans Boulevard yesterday, Thursday, July 18, 2019. The crash was reported at approximately 1:00PM.


According to SPD Sergeant Shawn Crawford, it appears that a 2016 Kenworth cement truck owned by Blalock and Sons, Inc. was traveling north on Veterans Boulevard and a 2008 Honda Civic was traveling west on Blanton Drive, attempting to turn south onto Veterans Boulevard. The two vehicles collided in the intersection; both ended up in the southbound lanes of Veterans Boulevard just north of the intersection. The cement truck came to rest on its side, next to the Civic.

The driver of the Civic, 68-year old Kateri Goldwater of Pigeon Forge, died apparently as a result of the crash. The driver of the cement truck, 38-year old Joshua Harris of Pigeon Forge was transported to LeConte Medical Center and later treated and released. A passenger in the Civic, 28-year old Barry Goldwater of Pigeon Forge, was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center via Lifestar air ambulance. His condition is not known.

The southbound lanes of Veterans Boulevard, from Dolly Parton Parkway to Blanton Drive, were closed until approximately 3:45PM.

SPD accident reconstructionists are continuing to investigate the crash.