Our TV News Partner, WVLT reporting, the February 2016 crash happened when Harlan Ferguson was driving recklessly, passing a vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic and crashed head-on into an unmarked police car driven by Chief David Henderson.
Ferguson continued driving before he ran off the road, striking a tree head-on, partially ejecting his passenger. Officers pulled Ferguson from the driver’s seat as the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The passenger was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where she died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Ferguson claimed he switched positions with the passenger after the wreck. Ferguson’s blood alcohol was point one eight, more than twice the legal limit.
His sentencing is set for November 7.
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