The crash occurred on Interstate 75 Friday evening after another driver reportedly “rear-ended” her vehicle, according to reports.
Tennessee Highway Patrol reports named Katherine Pratt, 40, as the victim.
Pratt was traveling southbound on the interstate when her 2005 Mercury was reportedly struck from behind by a Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by Michael McGrath, of Chatsworth, Ga.
THP reports indicated Pratt’s Mercury left the roadway and entered the median where it overturned numerous times, ejecting her from the car.
McGrath’s truck eventually struck a tree, according to THP trooper Kyle Milsap’s report.
Pratt reportedly died at the scene of the crash.
Milsap’s report noted Pratt was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash; however, McGrath was.
There was no initial indication alcohol was a factor in the case.
Pratt was an employee of Southern Medical Clinics and a very popular person, said her employer Dr. Kevin Chin.
She had worked at the clinic for approximately three years.
“Everybody knew her as Kitty,” said Chin, “She could make anybody who was nervous, eventually calm down, smile and laugh. She would also take time with our patients to explain procedures and reasons for certain medications. Kitty will be greatly missed.”
Investigation is continuing.
Grissom Funeral Home in Cleveland is in charge of funeral arrangements.
- Cleveland Police detectives are investigating a break-in where electronics and other items were reportedly taken. The victim is the son of a CPD official and he is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the alleged offenders.
Lt. Robert Suits said his son, Jason Suits, went to the MainStreet Block Party Sunday evening.
When he returned, Suits said someone had entered his residence located on Westover Drive, which is behind Kyle Dodge and took three flat-screen television sets, a weapon and other items.
Suits said his son is currently attempting to complete a list of missing items and add them to the initial police report filed by officer Tyler McGuire.
“I believe with the distinction of the items taken, there will be a quick arrest in the burglary and personally am offering a reward up to $500 for information which will help solve this case,” said Suits.
Detective Matt Ruth is in charge of the investigation.
Anyone having information regarding the case can contact Ruth at the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 476-1121.