BRISTOL, Tenn. — Two young men were killed Saturday when their vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a power pole, a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol stated.
The driver, identified as Dennis Sage, 18, and his passenger, Jacob Dehart, 19, were traveling in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 421 at 109 mph when they came upon slower traffic, causing Sage to slam on the brakes.
According to THP, Sage lost control of his 2007 Toyota Scion, and it went off the right side of the road, where it struck a power pole near the intersection of the highway and Worley Drive.
Both men were wearing seat belts when the vehicle crashed.
More information was not available Sunday.
The incident is still under investigation by THP.