East Tennessee deputy fired after crashing into house

A Campbell County, Tennessee deputy is out a job after crashing his truck into a house.

The sheriff's office released a statement Wednesday saying Jason Henegar was no longer employed by the department.

Tuesday's crash injured a woman, asleep on her couch inside the Imperial Heights home.

Janice Hatfield, 52, didn't want to be interviewed, but told Local 8 News she's sore. She was treated at St. Mary's Medical Center Campbell County for a fractured collarbone.

Her house didn't bounce back either. Wednesday a crew worked to board up a gaping hole.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash. A preliminary report shows Henegar missed a turn, and his Ford F-150 pickup truck left the roadway, smashing through the front door.

Troopers gave Henegar a blood alcohol test, but those results haven't been released yet. The sheriff's office says he was off duty when he crashed.

Henegar had worked for the county for about a year. He had previously served as a LaFollette Police officer.

Sheriff Robbie Goins will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon.


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