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Ben Kredich Obituary: 24-year-old man identified as pedestrian killed in crash near Thimbleberry Way Knoxville, TN

Ben Kredich Accident: Son of Tennessee Director of Swimming & Diving Matt Kredich identified as pedestrian killed in crash on Kingston Pike near Thimbleberry Way Knoxville, TN; Shannon Walker arrest & charges.

In Knoxville on Monday, a driver is now facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, following a tragic incident where a pedestrian was struck and fatally injured. The unfortunate incident occurred when a car veered off the road.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, Shannon Walker, a 44-year-old resident of Maryville, Tennessee, is facing charges of vehicular homicide and DUI, among other charges, in connection with the crash.

The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) swiftly responded to a crash on Kingston Pike near Thimbleberry Road, located west of Concord Street, shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday. According to a spokesperson from the Knoxville Police Department (KPD), preliminary findings from the investigation indicate that a vehicle, operated by Walker, was heading in an easterly direction on Kingston Pike. The vehicle veered off the road and collided with a pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk.

Shannon Walker/ Source: Knoxville Police

According to court records, the vehicle involved in the incident collided with a pole on the front driver’s side before proceeding to travel in an eastbound direction along the westbound lanes of Kingston Pike. The vehicle eventually came to a halt at the entrance of the Second Presbyterian Church.

The pedestrian was declared deceased at the location of the incident. In a recent development, the victim has been identified as Ben Kredich, who happens to be the son of Tennessee Director of Swimming & Diving, Matt Kredich.

According to court records, it has been alleged that Walker informed officers that he had lost consciousness while driving on Kingston Pike and regained consciousness at the location where he was discovered by the officers. During the officer’s request for Walker’s identification, he allegedly made an additional statement, spontaneously expressing disbelief over having killed someone.