Wade Crane, 66, died after his 2000 Volkswagen crossed three lanes of traffic and struck a retaining wall on Interstate 40. His car then crossed back across five lanes of traffic and slammed into another concrete retaining wall. Knoxville police are investigating but believe he may have suffered a medical emergency. He was pronounced dead on Sunday at Tennessee Medical Center.
Known as "Boom-Boom" for his ferocious breaks, the self-taught champion was a dominant player in the 1980s and a former World 8-ball and 9-ball Champion. He was voted by his peers to have the best 9-ball break in history and is the only player to shoot a perfect score during the finals of a major championship.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports the victims were in a 2006 Chevrolet that crashed on U.S. Highway 321 near Lenoir City shortly after 3:30 p.m. The accident happened near the intersection of State Highway 95.
The 48-year-old driver of a Cadillac involved in the accident was transported to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The Cadillac was northbound on U.S. Highway 321 when it struck the Chevy, which was traveling south, according to the report in the Daily Times.
Both vehicles came to rest in the median.
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