Wife of Local Meteorologist Identfied as Victim of Fatal Weekend Interstate Accident

The victim from the fatal crash on I-640 is identified as 52-year-old Deborah Hinkin of Knoxville.

Hinkin is the wife of WATE Meteorologist Matt Hinkin.

The accident occurred this past Saturday around 5:45 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to I-640 West near Buffat Mill Road for a multi-vehicle crash. Police say it appears that Hinkin’s vehicle entered the interstate against traffic and struck a vehicle which hit another vehicle. The incident is still under investigation.

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