Fatal crash in Buchanan County


Two people are dead after a fiery crash in Buchanan County.

The crash happened just on Route 460 near Vansant less than a mile from Route 83. A Toyota SUV was traveling east on Route 460 when it crossed the centerline and hit a Honda Element head on. The Toyota burst into flames and was completed destroyed.

A passenger in the Toyota, 75-year-old Billy Joe Carter of Grundy died after arriving at the hospital. The passenger of the Honda, Charles Baker, 52 of Grundy died at the scene.

Both drivers were transported to Holston Valley Hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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