A West Knoxville hotel where a toddler died last weekend after drowning is being sued in Knox County over the 2017 drowning death of another child.
Seven-year-old Darshawn Witt Jr. was staying with family in July 2017 at the Quality Inn & Suites Waterpark on Cedar Bluff Road when he died.
The child, with no adult supervision or lifeguard on duty, accessed the hotel's popular indoor water-themed playground and nearby swimming pool and drowned, the Knox County Circuit Court lawsuit says. There's nothing to separate the two areas, according to the lawsuit.
At least three children have died since 2015 after going unattended into the hotel pool.
Raymond Whitlock, 3, is the latest child to die. He was found under the water on Saturday in the 7-foot section, and he died the next day at an area hospital, according to the Knoxville Police Department.