On Dec. 29 at approximately 6:39 p.m., Knoxville Police Department Officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash in the 4700 block of Chapman Highway at Gwinfield Drive. According to the investigation, a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north on Chapman Highway when it crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic striking a Honda Civic that was traveling south on Chapman Highway which resulted in a chain reaction crash.
The driver and passenger of the Honda Civic were transported to UT Medical Center. The driver of the Civic, 22-year old Pierce Kennedy Corcoran, was pronounced dead at UT. The female passenger from the Civic was treated for what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. Both occupants of the Civic were wearing seat belts. The drivers and passengers in two other vehicles that were involved were not injured.
Knoxville Police Department Officer Tim Edwards along with several additional Fatal Accident Investigators further investigated the fatal Chapman Highway crash that occurred Dec. 29. On Dec. 31, the investigators met with the Knox County District Attorney General’s office to review the findings of the investigation. Based on the facts developed in the investigation, a warrant was issued charging Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo with one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide. Francisco-Eduardo is being held in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. Francisco-Eduardo had already been charged with No Driver’s License and No Proof of Financial Responsibility (no insurance).