Knoxville man is killed in Polk County crash
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2010 | 4125 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Knoxville man died in a Chattanooga hospital after he was involved in a two vehicle crash in Polk County Saturday.

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Derrick Fowler is in charge of the investigation.

According to Fowler’s report, Lloyd Sowers, 56, of Knoxville, died at Erlanger Medical Center Sunday after the vehicle he was driving reportedly crossed the center line on Highway 64 and struck an S&S Tours bus.

The bus was driven by L.B. Stevens, of Chattanooga, according to Fowler’s report.

The crash was reported to authorities at approximately 9:48 p.m. Saturday.

The report noted Sowers’ Dodge passenger vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and struck the bus.

Two passengers on the bus suffered minor injuries, according to Fowler’s report.

Fowler also noted that seat belts were being used at the time of the crash which is still under investigation.

This was the first of two area accidents reported since Saturday involving buses. The second came earlier today when a Bradley County school bus caught on fire near the Bradley County Co-op. Details can be found in this edition.