A well-known Chattanooga educator died Monday morning after the vehicle he was driving left Interstate 75 and crashed into a guardrail, overturning several times before coming to rest.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Ricky Ray, the cause of the crash that killed Stanley R. “Randy” Tucker Jr., 69, is under investigation.
Tucker was the former headmaster at Girls Preparatory School.
Ray said Tucker was traveling northbound at mile marker 32 when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway, striking a guardrail and then an embankment. His car then reportedly turned over several times.
Bradley County Emergency Medical Service paramedics attempted life-saving measures but according to Ray, they were not able to revive him.
Although the cause of the crash is still undetermined, a possible medical issue could have been a factor.
According to the GPS website, Tucker retired in 2013, after spending 26 years at the campus.
Tucker possibly became Bradley County’s fifth traffic-related crash victim this year. Bradley County Interim Chief Deputy W.G. Campbell said his office will attempt to determine through investigative information whether Tucker’s cause of death was medical or trauma-related.
Eight traffic deaths were recorded last year, most of which were attributed to inattentive driving and speed.
Tucker is survived by his wife Terri, son Trey, and daughter Taylor.