SUV, 18-wheeler crash sends one to Erlanger
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Rain throughout the day Monday afternoon had emergency crews responding to a number of car crashes including one on 20th Street N.E. where an 18-wheeler collided with a passenger vehicle.

The crash occurred near 37th Street.

According to Stan Clark of Bradley County Emergency Medical Service, two ambulances were sent to the incident.

Cleveland Fire Department helped extricate one person from her sport utility vehicle.

“The young lady had multiple injuries and was in serious condition. She was transported ... to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga,” Clark said.

Due to weather conditions, LifeForce helicopter was not able to launch for transport, according to 911 reports.

The Cleveland Police Department is in charge of the investigation.

- Bradley County officials are investigating the theft of a pickup truck and several other items which were taken during the weekend.

According to a report filed by deputy Mitchell Roe of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Raymond Brackin had bought a 1987 GMC truck from an Internet business.

Brackin had the truck parked at a Lois Street address, but had not registered the vehicle.

The truck was taken from the lot along with a 1.5 horsepower air compressor and a go-cart frame.

Vehicle identification numbers and information for the truck were obtained and entered into the National Crime Information Center computer.

The total loss was estimated at $2,650.

- Two reports of vandalism were provided to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. One of the incidents could have occurred between October and last week, according to a report filed by deputy Steve McCullough.

James Montgomery said he had been out of town since Oct. 7. He returned home Friday and found someone had used spray paint to vandalize his home, handrails, gutters and an HVAC unit.

A damage estimate was not listed.

Deputy David Harper also filed a report on an incident which occurred sometime during the past 30 days.

According to his report, the victim said someone used an object to break a windshield from his Toyota car.

The last time the victim saw the vehicle undamaged was Nov. 16.

Damage was estimated at $500.