A bizarre accident claimed the life of a 55-year-old Oneida man early Saturday morning.Johnny Chambers, 55, of Oneida, died after the car he was driving left the roadway near Oneida's Main Street and burst into flames.
Details remained sketchy Monday morning, as the Tennessee Highway Patrol declined to release information, citing the ongoing investigation into the nature of the crash.
While it did not immediately appear that foul play factored into the crash, Oneida Chief of Police Darryl Laxton said that his department turned the investigation over to THP due to the fact that it was a fatality and due to the unusual circumstances surrounding the crash.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.