The Blount County Sheriff’s Department says a Maryville, Tennessee man died in a vehicle accident early this morning. Officers say 27-year-old Joseph Bullington was pronounced dead at the scene.
At 3:25 a.m, sheriff’s deputies responded to a crash with injuries in the 3100 block of Morganton Road. Authorities say Bullington was traveling south on Morganton Road when his vehicle, a 2002 Saturn SL2, went off the right side of the roadway and traveled approximately 80 to 100 yards in a ditch before coming back onto the roadway. Bullington over-corrected and went off the right side of the roadway again, striking a utility pole on the driver’s side. The sheriff’s office’s Traffic Safety Unit is continuing their investigation into the accident.
This is the second fatal car accident in Blount County this week.