Driver dies, 2 injured after truck crashes into Alcoa tanning salon

(source: Rhonda Vandergriff)

ALCOA (WATE) – One person died and two people were sent to the hospital after a pickup truck crashed into the front of a tanning salon in Alcoa Wednesday afternoon.

The Alcoa Police Department says a Friendsville man appeared to have a medical condition and passed out, causing him to drive his truck through the front doors of Endlass Tan on Louisville Road. The truck completely entered the building, causing what police say is severe damage.

The driver of the vehicle died. One person inside the building had minor injuries, as did a witness who tried to help the driver. All three were taken to Blount Memorial Hospital. The crash is still under investigation.