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WHITESIDE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say an East Tennessee man is dead after a shooting and crash that involved deputies.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland said Marion County deputies responded Tuesday evening after a man called making threats to law enforcement officers. When deputies arrived at the scene in Whiteside, Niland says the man drove toward them at a high rate of speed.

Niland told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/2iho8PP) that the deputies fired at the vehicle and it crashed. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The TBI identified the man as 59-year-old William John Berner.

Officials did not release the names or races of Berner or the deputies.

The TBI continues to investigate.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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