22-year-old Matthew Lee Hines and 20-year-old Ava Mae Freeman, both from Georgia, lost their lives following a traffic crash on Sunday afternoon in Gatlinburg.
As per the initial information, the fatal single-vehicle accident took place at about 1:30 p.m. The early reports showed that Matthew Lee Hines and Ava Mae Freeman were going on Wiley Oakley Drive in a 2015 GMC Sierra when the vehicle went around a curve and swerved off the road to the right.
After that, the vehicle crashed into an embankment and rolled over on the driver’s side. Hines was the driver of the truck. Freeman and Hines were both declared dead at the scene by the officials. Both of them were buckled up at the time of the collision. No other details are available.
The crash remains under investigation.
January 4, 2022