Fatal Crash Reported on Shallowford Rd. in Chattanooga, Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA, TN. – According to a news report posted online at newschannel9.com, a fatal single-vehicle crash occurred on Shallowford Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee. News Channel 9 reports that one person was tragically killed in the accident, and police are still investigating to determine what happened.*
The accident occurred in the morning in the 7000 block of Shallowford Road, close to the Wendy’s restaurant. The Chattanooga Police Department and News Channel 9 report that an Infiniti was traveling east on the roadway, when the driver lost control at the top of a hill by Wendy’s. The vehicle then veered to the left, entered the westbound lanes of the roadway, and crashed over the curb. The vehicle then slid to the side and struck a utility pole.
Police officers say that the vehicle became separated into two pieces after the impact with the utility pole. The model of the Infiniti was not reported, and it cannot be discerned from photos at the scene. A photo on the News Channel 9 website shows an unrecognizable pile of wreckage. Debris reportedly covered a large section of the road.
News Channel 9 reports that the driver of the Infiniti was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck and tragically died at the scene. The news report identified him as a 35-year-old man. His hometown was not listed.
Investigation at the scene caused both sides of Shallowford Road to shut down, and the road remained blocked for more than six hours, according to the news report. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the collision.
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