Another Hwy 11 crash kills 1
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2014 | 2087 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A two-car crash claimed the life of one person late Tuesday evening, just feet away from where a single-vehicle crash in January took the lives of two men.

Four people have died along the short stretch of Highway 11 this year.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, Bradley County 911 and Bradley County Emergency Medical Service reports, the crash occurred just before 9:30 p.m. on Highway 11 (North Lee Highway) near the intersection of Hendricks Lane.

Stan Clark of BCEMS said two ambulances were dispatched to the scene where a Ford pickup truck and a Ford Mustang had collided.

The crash was described as a “T-bone” collision.

A female passenger in the Mustang was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the Mustang was injured and taken to SkyRidge Medical Center and later flown to Erlanger Medical Center.

According to reports, the male and female passengers inside the pickup truck were assessed by paramedics on the scene and didn’t require further medical attention.

The names of the victim and those involved have not been released.

The person who died became the eighth traffic-related fatality in Bradley County this year.

Earlier this year, two men died when the car they were occupying crashed into a tree, just feet from where Tuesday’s crash occurred.

Another two-car crash on North Lee just south of Willie’s BBQ claimed the life of another man.

During the past two years, officials have reported six traffic deaths along a 4.3-mile section of North Lee Highway.

Tennessee Department of Transportation officials are expected to install traffic controls, pavement markers and make improvements to the intersection of Highway 11 (North Lee) and Walker Valley Road.

Alcohol use was listed as a possible factor in Tuesday’s crash, according to THP information.

THP Pumpy Tudors was assisted Tuesday evening by members of Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Critical Emergency Response Team and Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and Bradley County Fire and Rescue.