David M. Fillers, Greeneville, died when he was partially ejected from his SUV as it struck two trees.
The THP said Fillers was involved in a hit-and-run crash with a Greeneville Police Department cruiser and fled. When the officer tried to catch up with Fillers' 1993 Ford Explorer, Fillers sped away south on East McKee Street. Fillers lost control in a curve, and the SUV struck a guardrail on the right side of the road, then left the road before crashing into the trees.
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