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Driver admits to drag racing before Chapman Hwy. crash
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Two people were hurt in a crash on Chapman Highway where a car was split in two Tuesday morning.

Knox County deputies said Christopher Fry, 28, of Seymour told police that he was drag racing in his black BMW against a white Infiniti, driven by Matthew Ford, 22, of Mascot shortly before 6:35 a.m.

The two men were traveling south near 7915 Chapman Highway when Fry lost control around a curve and his BMW struck the Infiniti. The Infiniti spun around several times into oncoming traffic before it was hit by a white Ford cargo van. The collision cut the Infiniti in half and struck parked vehicles in the car lot of Steve's Service Center.

Crews took Ford and a passenger in the cargo van, Farris Cook, 54, of Seymour, to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for unknown injuries.

Ford told officers he had not been drag racing. Officials said they don't suspect drugs and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Officials cited Fry for drag racing.


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