Howard dies in Friday night crash
by Staff Reports
Dec 09, 2012 | 2802 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A three-vehicle accident at Keith Street and Raider Drive resulted in the death of a man Friday night.

Bradley County Emergency Medical Service responded to the call just before 9 p.m, according to Stan Clark.

Jessica Burrell reportedly collided with a pickup truck while driving south on Keith Street. The pickup truck was turning left onto Raider. Burrell was treated and released at the scene by EMS.

Jeffery Howard, who was in the pickup truck, was reportedly ejected from vehicle. He was pronounced dead at SkyRidge Medical Center.

The truck’s other passenger, James Howard, a 72-year-old male, received serious injuries. He was transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

“This has been a week of very serious accidents in Cleveland and Bradley County. I can’t explain it, but it seems we have spurts where there is a rash of fatal accidents occasionally that occur for a period of time,” Clark said.

“We continue to encourage everyone to please buckle up. This time of year is extremely busy and everyone needs to take extra care.”

The Cleveland Fire Department responded to assist EMS. The Cleveland Police Department is in charge of the investigation.