POWELL, Tennessee (WATE) – Knox County MPs suspect illegal drug use fueled a Sunday night parking crash in Powell that damaged 13 vehicles and destroyed a door at an apartment complex on Emory Road, according to a traffic accident report.
Shane Bryan Everett, 36, of Powell, is charged with illegal drug use, reckless driving and neglect in keeping with proper lane in a 28-page accident report filed Monday by the county sheriff’s office from Knox.
Video recorded by a resident shows a Mini Countryman trying to break loose after colliding with 4 vehicles on the south side of the apartment complex’s parking lot. The engine runs for several minutes before the car breaks away, accelerates over a sidewalk and green area, then crashes into a car parked on the east side of the parking lot. A few moments later, the car was seen accelerating westward before colliding with 3 other cars. The suspect continued, colliding with two other vehicles before turning right and hitting the inside of a closed front door at high speed.
Witnesses at the scene said parked vehicles were struck hard enough to move them from their parking spots and knock them into each other.
Everett was found crushed against the front door of the complex. He was taken to hospital for possible injuries, where a blood / alcohol / drug test was administered. These results are pending.
Damaged vehicles include suspect’s Mini Countryman, Orkin-owned 2021 Toyota Tacoma, 2015 Chevy Colorado, 2008 Toyota Tundra, 2009 Nissan Sentra, 1989 Ford Bronco, 2012 Ford Fusion, 2016 Chevy Silverado, Ford Explorer 2018, Chevy Equinox 2020, 2013 Ford Fusion, Toyota Tacoma 2012 and Volvo Sport 2021.
The cost of the damage has not been determined, but is expected to be over $ 100,000. The report says Everett is insured, as are people whose vehicles have been damaged.
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