Man killed, woman hurt in crash in Great Smoky National Park

Man killed, woman hurt in crash in Great Smoky National Park

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park said a man died and a woman was injured in a car crash.

The park said in a news release that 37-year-old Timothy Patrick James McCauley of Farmington, Missouri, was killed when the car he was driving left the road and landed about 50 feet below and about a mile east of the Clingmans Dome parking area along Clingmans Dome Road.

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Park officials said 38-year-old Angela Walker was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment.

The 7-mile road branches off of Newfound Gap Road/U.S. 441 and leads to the highest point in the Great Smokies.

The National Park Service is investigating Monday's accident.