Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Vehicle Collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA, TN. – As reported online in a news story from chattanoogan.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed January 30 in a vehicle collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Both the pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle have been identified. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.*
The accident occurred in the evening on January 30 on Tennessee Highway 58 in Chattanooga. A vehicle (make and model not reported) traveling south on Highway 58 hit a pedestrian at the address of 5500 Highway 58. The impact threw the pedestrian off the road and into some bushes on the west side of the highway.
It is still not clear how the accident happened. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 70-year-old Steve Vaughn (city not reported), told police that he observed the pedestrian walking in the emergency lane. He said the pedestrian was walking south at the time. Yet, despite seeing the pedestrian, Vaughn still hit him.
It is not clear if the pedestrian attempted to cross the roadway at that point or if Vaughn’s vehicle traveled into the emergency lane where the pedestrian was walking. Police have not provided clarifying information to this effect.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries, and officials pronounced him deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 42-year-old Cecil Patterson (city not reported).
Hamilton County EMS and the Chattanooga Police Department responded to the scene. Chattanooga Police are still in the process of investigating the crash, and officers have not yet released additional details to the media. Anyone with information about this accident is encouraged to call the Chattanooga Police Department at (423) 698-2525.
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