Crash and thefts investigated
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 12, 2014 | 1016 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print


The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is in charge of a crash investigation after two cars collided on South Lee Highway this morning.

One vehicle reportedly overturned, according to authorities.

According to Sgt. Andy Smith, the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling northbound when a small passenger vehicle, heading southbound, crossed the centerline and struck the truck.

The passenger vehicle and female driver left the roadway and overturned.

Bradley County Fire-Rescue responders extricated the driver from her vehicle.

According to Smith, neither driver suffered serious injuries but both were transported for treatment to SkyRidge Medical Center by Bradley County Emergency Medical Service.

- A Viking camping trailer was reportedly stolen from a yard where it had been parked at the owner’s Benton Pike residence.

A report filed by deputy Robert O’Daniel named Richard A. Miller as the victim.

Miller said he noticed the camper missing on April 30.

He had it parked in his side yard and close to the roadway, according to the report. Miller told the deputy he had it parked where rain from recent storms could drain better. There was not a trailer tongue lock on the vehicle.

It was described as being green with the Viking logo and other markings.

A license tag number and vehicle identification number were collected and entered into the National Crime Information Center computer database.

The victim listed his loss at $2,400.

- A 400-foot extension cord, copper cable and other items were reportedly stolen from an Old Federal Road residence.

Deputy Bryan Chancey filed a report for Eugene Ramsey, who said he had the items stored inside an old truck that he used for storage.

Ramsey noted a pry bar was also missing from an outbuilding located on his property.

The materials taken were valued at $1,175.

Investigation has been turned over to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.