Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a single-car, motor vehicle accident on Clingmans Dome Road at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.
The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Patrick James McCauley, age 37, of Farmington, Missouri died as a result of his injuries. The passenger, Angela Walker, age 38, was flown to UT Medical Center by Lifestar.
The 2009 Chevy Cobalt left the roadway and landed about 50 feet below the roadway approximately 1 mile east of the Clingmans Dome Parking Area. Clingmans Dome Road was closed for about 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.