Fatal Accident at Park Overlook. Road, Trail, and Facility Closures and Warnings Coronavirus-(COVID-19) Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is increasing recreational access and services that aligns with local, state, and national opening plans. A passenger in the Jeep survived the crash on Monday. The Sawtooth Avalanche Center issued a warning Monday for high avalanche danger at all elevations. Release Date: November 25, 2020. Two people were killed in a crash on Newfound Gap Road on Saturday, according to a release from park officials. "At 5:01 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers were notified of a three-vehicle collision on Newfound Gap Road south of Carlos Campbell Overlook in Tennessee," the release said. At 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a Chimney Tops overlook along Newfound Gap Road after receiving a report that a man fell approximately 50 feet below the embankment. According to release from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park… Stedham had stepped down for a photograph, […] Wesley Brandon Stedham, age 48, of Warrior, AL fell … Great Smoky Mountains News Release. GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) — At least three bears have been euthanized in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park since the beginning of the … For the latest news on closed roads and road conditions in the Smoky Mountains, check out the park service's Smokies Road twitter feed. A Dickson County 17-year-old died after losing control of his motorcycle at Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday. An Elkin man died after a bicycle accident in the Great Smoky Mountains.National Park Service rangers say Harold Pardue, 60, of Elkin, suffered … A tourist at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was killed Monday by a fallen tree, according to the park service. GATLINBURG (AP) — An Alabama man fell from an overlook in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and died, officials said. "Heavy snow and wind will overload the very weak snowpack that exists," a spokesperson for the Center said. Support The Smoky Mountain News During these trying times, The Smoky Mountain News remains committed to its mission of providing free, fact-based, in-depth reporting. An 18-year-old college student from Maine was killed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park March 3 after she fell out of the passenger-side window of … An unidentified 17-year-old male from Dickson County died following a motorcycle crash in the Smokies on Saturday afternoon. Avoid avalanche terrain and the terrain exposed to avalanche hazard from above. Wesley Brandon Stedham, 48, of Warrior, Ala., suffered severe head trauma in the fall from the Chimney Tops overlook along Newfound Gap Road on Tuesday, park officials said. "Large natural and human-triggered avalanches will become very likely. These announcements come directly from the national park service, so it is the best way to stay up to date on current road conditions in the Great Smoky Mountains … The Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park in the nation (12.5 million visitors last year) and the Chimney Tops are among its most popular attractions, the NPS says.