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Knoxville man killed in OR wreck

A Knoxville man died after he was ejected from his pickup truck and struck by another vehicle in a three-pickup crash on Bethel Valley Road in Oak Ridge on Tuesday afternoon. Oak Ridge Police identified the driver as 25-year-old Victor Gujmuit. Officers say that Gujmuit was driving west on Bethel Valley Road in a 1997 Chevrolet S10 pickup when he lost control and entered the inside eastbound lane of the four-lane roadway. His truck collided with a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup driven by 52-year-old Kurt Marcotte of Knoxville,  Gujmuit was ejected onto the roadway and hit by a 2003 Dodge pickup truck driven by 57-year-old Raymond Lenoir of Powell. Gujmuit and Marcotte were treated at the scene and taken to UT Medical Center, where Gujmuit later died. Bethel Valley Road was closed for more than five hours while police reconstructed the crash as part of their investigation.
The crash was reported at 4:11 p.m. Tuesday. The Oak Ridge Police Department and Oak Ridge Fire Department both responded to the crash, as did Anderson County Emergency Medical Services.
The Oak Ridge Public Works Department and the Clinton Police Department were also credited by the ORPD for helping to investigate. The investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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