LOUDON — A 19-year-old man was killed this afternoon and three
others were injured when a minivan from Ohio overturned on
Interstate 75 in Loudon County, according to the Tennessee
John T. Dankenbring, 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio,
was driving the 1993 Toyota Previa northbound about 2:18 p.m.
when he drove into the median, back onto the road, and then back
into the median again before overturning when he tried to
re-enter the road, a THP report said. The minivan came to rest
“driver side down,” and Dankenbring — who wasn’t wearing a seat
belt — was killed.
His three passengers were injured. They were identified as
Peter T. Mooney, 20, of Cincinnati; Stephen T. Rosemire, 21, of
Columbus, Ohio; and Zach Heeney, 20, of Cincinnati.
The extent of their injures wasn’t immediately available.
According to the report, Mooney was the only person in the van
wearing a seat belt.
It was unknown if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.
Mooney was cited with providing false identification and
Rosemire was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia, the
The crash was investigated by Trooper Daniel Morton.