Charleston crash slows traffic on Highway 11
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Aug 06, 2013 | 1576 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print


The Charleston Police Department is in charge of investigating a Monday afternoon crash involving three vehicles.

According to reports from the scene, a FedEx truck was pulling into the intersection of U.S. Highway 11 from Wool Street when the driver collided with a small passenger car.

The northbound car spun around in the roadway and another vehicle which was traveling south on Highway 11 struck the FedEx truck.

Only minor injuries were reported and occupants of the vehicles were treated at the scene by Bradley County Emergency Medical Service.

Also responding to the scene were Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit deputies and Bradley County Fire-Rescue personnel.

Traffic was slowed along the highway for more than an hour as the investigation was conducted by officer David Spandau of the Charleston Police Department.

- Jewelry was the target for burglars who broke into a Clayton Street residence late last week.

According to a report filed by deputy Cordus Waller, Courtney Bentley said someone entered a window at her home and took rings, earrings and a necklace.

Officials also discovered the front door to the residence had indications of being tampered with during the burglary.

The missing jewelry was valued at over $3,000.

- A Campbell-Hausfield pressure washer was found at a Perry Street residence and the resident notified authorities of the discovery.

According to deputy Steve McCullough of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, David C. Bates said the machine was sitting at the end of his driveway. McCullough checked through the National Crime Information Center computer database to see if it had been reported stolen.

According to his report, the machine has not been reported stolen and he took possession of it and logged it in the property room at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.