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.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.