Motorcycle deaths investigated


Monday, July 30, 2012

 

On Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 1130 PM, The Chattanooga Police Traffic Division responded to a multiple vehicle accident with a fatality at 7800 I-24. Witnesses stated that a motorcycle traveling eastbound on I-24 was attempting to pass a tractor trailer on the left side.  The motorcycle clipped the rear of another vehicle that was in the left lane while attempting the pass. This caused the motorcycle to crash and threw the rider of the motor cycle under a tractor trailer. The tractor trailer ran over the body of the motorcycle rider. A B/M age 24 , rider of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead by responding medics.  

 

No charges have been filed and the investigation of the accident is continuing.    

 

 

 

Fatality Crash/200 Hwy 153 NB

 

Monday, July 30, 2012

 

On Monday, July 30, 2012 at 1208 AM, The Chattanooga Police Traffic Division responded to a multiple vehicle accident with a fatality. Witnesses stated that a motorcycle traveling northbound on Hwy 153 was attempting to pass a tractor trailer.  The motorcycle clipped the tractor trailer on the left while attempting the pass. This caused the motorcycle to crash and left the driver lying in the left lane. The driver of another vehicle didn’t see the motorcycle rider lying in the roadway and ran over the body of the motorcycle rider. A W/M age 57, rider of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead by responding medics.  

 

No charges have been filed and the investigation of the accident is continuing.  

 

Fatality Crash Updates

 

Monday, July 30, 2012

 

The fatality victim of this morning’s crash on I-24 has been identified as 24 year-old, Brent Taylor and the fatality victim of this morning’s crash on Hwy 153 has been identified as 57 year-old, Terry Yates.  Yates retired from the Chattanooga Police Department in 2004 with over 25 years of service.  Both crash investigations are still on-going.

  

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