1 killed, 2 injured in crash
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Nov 21, 2013 | 2211 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A single-vehicle crash just before 8 p.m. Wednesday claimed the life of one man and injured two others.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Bradley County Fire-Rescue and Bradley County Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to 3956 Candies Creek Ridge Road and found one person partially ejected from the vehicle.

The pickup truck they were in reportedly struck an embankment after striking a culvert.

According to Stan Clark, information officer for BCEMS, three ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

Bradley County 911 reports indicated the victims were trapped inside the vehicle.

BCFR extrication teams removed the victims while paramedics began treatment.

Clark said one person was taken to Erlanger Medical Center via ambulance and the other flown to EMC via AirEvac helicopter.

Wednesday night’s crash elevated the Bradley County fatality count to six in 2013.

“The names of the victims have not been released at this time,” said Capt. W.G. Campbell of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

“We will continue to heavily enforce traffic laws and watch for reckless driving,” Campbell said.

“The upcoming holiday season is a time that people travel our roadways and interstates. At this time last year, 18 people had died. These people had names and families, friends, co-workers. We work hard to avoid tragedies such as this,” Campbell explained.

“Our goal is always to make sure drivers and their passengers reach their destinations safely,” he added.

Bradley County has led the state in reduction of crash fatalities during 2013.

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Tony Cameron is in charge of the crash investigation.