A Knox County jury Wednesday convicted 27-year-old Ralpheal Cameron Coffey of Oak Ridge of multiple counts, including reckless homicide, in a May 2016 wreck that killed 27-year-old Kevin Bradley. Coffey’s cousin, 44-year-old Tommie Troupe of Knoxville, a passenger in Coffey’s vehicle, later died of his injuries.
Prosecutors had sought second-degree murder charges against Coffey in the case.
Authorities say Coffey was transporting cocaine when he led authorities on a high-speed chase that began in Anderson County, wove in and out of traffic and ended with the fatal crash at the intersection of Callahan Road and Central Avenue Pike that also badly injured 26-year-old Eric Kennedy, a passenger in Bradley’s truck.
Coffey will be sentenced February 22.