The crash happened just before 6:30 p.m. when a 1995 Acura Integra travelling northbound during a heavy rain went onto the right shoulder then through a grassy area , striking a tree, the report stated. Alcohol was believed to have been involved in the accident, the report stated, and the driver was not wearing a seat belt. North Carolina man dies in park crash Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have released the name of the man killed Friday evening in a one-vehicle wreck in front of park headquarters near Gatlinburg. James E. Bigmeat Jr, 44, of Cherokee, N.C., was killed and his wife, 34-year-old Angie Murphy, also of Cherokee, was transported by Gatlinburg Emergency Medical Services to the University of Tennessee Medical Center according to a news release from the national park. Murphy was listed in fair condition this afternoon, according to UT Medical Center personnel Officials said that at approximately 7:16 p.m. on Friday, the driver of a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport died as a result of injuries suffered in a single car collision. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Newfound Gap Road when it ran off the roadway in front of Park Headquarters near Gatlinburg and collided into a tree, authorities said.
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“We both turned up here at the same time and didn’t realize our people were in the same show,” Morgan said. Mason said she has come to the Shakespeare on the Square productions for at least three years and the community always turns out. “It’s always crowded. It was raining an hour ago and you see how crowded it is getting now,” she said. “They’re here and they’re going to support the Tennessee Stage Company.” Actors Andi Morrow and Mark Jennings, both of Knoxville, talked about bringing “Twelfth Night” to Market Square. “It translates well to the openness of the square,” Jennings said.
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