Additional information has been released by Tennessee Highway Patrol after two people were killed and another injured in a vehicle crash in Polk County late Wednesday evening.
David L. Hall, 20, and Kristen Bray, 15, both of the Ducktown area, were killed and Eric C. Dillard, 20, was injured when their vehicle went off the roadway and flipped several times, according to an initial report filed by trooper Greg Walker.
None of the passengers in the Toyota pickup truck appeared to have been properly restrained. All were ejected.
Walker also noted of the three people, which one was driving could not be determined at the time of the report.
Investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing.
- Cleveland Police Department officials have filed a warrant for a man who has been accused of aiding in a recent robbery. One person is in custody, according to detective Matt Jenkins of the Criminal Investigations Division.
A warrant has been issued for Mikel Howard. Zamison Forbes has been arrested and charged in the case, according to Jenkins.
Officer Tyler McGuire and others responded to the area of Pugh Street and found Tim Blankenship beaten.
Blankenship had reportedly been walking to work when he was struck from behind and repeatedly kicked and beaten.
Blankenship was transported to SkyRidge Medical Center for treatment to his injuries as officers and detectives began to search for answers.
According to Jenkins, he and detective Steve Ross began their investigation with an interview with Blankenship.
The victim was able to provide a good description of his alleged assailants.
After looking at photo lineups, Blankenship identified Forbes and Howard as the two men who reportedly attacked him.
Jenkins said the two men took Blankenship’s work tools during the robbery.
According to Jenkins, Howard is wanted on a warrant for aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary/theft.
He could possibly be in the area of Gaut Street or the eastern section of the city.
Howard is described as being a white male with a slender build and wearing glasses.
Anyone having information regarding Howard’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division or Jenkins at 559-3396 or 728-7311 and follow voice prompts.