Dion Parks, 19, of Georgetown was identified as the driver of a pickup truck who was killed.
Cleveland Police Department is in charge of the investigation of the incident in which an 18-wheel log hauler driven by Billie Brown of Cleveland collided with the pickup truck.
The crash occurred just after 8 a.m. Monday near the bridge which crosses Candies Creek on Georgetown Road, just north of the intersection of Paul Huff Parkway.
According to motorists at the scene, the pickup burst into flames following the crash.
Cleveland Fire Department personnel arrived at the site shortly after the crash and extinguished the fire from the smaller vehicle.
According to Evie West, information officer for CPD, the initial investigation found witnesses who stated the driver of the pickup truck swerved into the lane of the log hauler. The logging truck was apparently southbound along Georgetown Road, with the pickup traveling north.
Brown was transported to SkyRidge Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
Several Bradley County Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to the scene to aid the crash victims.
According to Bradley County law enforcement personnel, this is the 11th traffic fatality of the year for the county. Bradley County had only two traffic deaths through June, with nine deaths recorded over the past three months.
Data provided by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit indicated eight of the 11 crash death victims were under 30 years old, and 10 of the 11 were male.
Three traffic-related deaths have been recorded inside the city limits of Cleveland, while eight people have died within county jurisdiction.
BCSO investigators are expected to be documenting the scene of Monday’s crash later today, aiding CPD investigators, according to Lt. W.G. Campbell of BCSO’s Traffic Unit.