Motorist dies on Clingmans Dome Road
Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a single-car motor vehicle accident on Clingmans Dome Road at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15. The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Patrick James McCauley, 37, of Farmington, Missouri died as a result of his injuries. The passenger, Angela Walker, 38, was flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center by Lifestar.
McCauley's 2009 Chevy Cobalt left the roadway and landed approximately 50 feet below the roadway, about 1 mile east of the Clingmans Dome Parking Area along Clingmans Dome Road. The road was closed for five hours to allow emergency responders safe access to the scene.
Park Rangers, including the park’s technical Search and Rescue Team, Cherokee Tribal EMS, and Cherokee Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. No additional details are available at this time.