The scene of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy. 27 in south Oneida where one person was fatally injured Friday, May 31, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)
The scene of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy. 27 in south Oneida where one person was fatally injured Friday, May 31, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)

An elderly Helenwood man was fatally injured in a tragic, two-vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy. 27 in south Oneida Friday evening.

Eli "Bud" Phillips, of the Cherry Fork neighborhood in Helenwood, died in the crash, which occurred at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 27 and Underpass Drive, just south of the Boys & Girls Club of Scott County, at around 7 p.m. Friday.

The accident, which was investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, occurred when Phillips' Ford Ranger pickup apparently pulled onto U.S. Hwy. 27 from Underpass Drive and into the path of a northbound SUV, according to witnesses at the scene.

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