2 Taken To Hospital After Accident On I-75 Involving Entrapment

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident Tuesday morning on Interstate 75.  Their vehicle was mangled beneath a large truck, but the driver and passenger somehow survived.   

East Ridge Fire/Rescue and Police responded at approximately 9:03 a.m. to Interstate 75 northbound in reference to a crash with entrapment. A Ford pick-up was entering the interstate when the driver lost control. The truck collided with the center wall before a box truck also traveling north on I-75 became entangled with the Ford truck. The two vehicles came to a rest under the Ringgold Road overpass.

The Ford pick-up was so badly mangled that firefighters utilized the “Jaws-of- Life” to extricate the driver. It required more than 20 minutes of heavy work before firefighters were able to free the trapped driver. 

The driver was removed from the truck with non-life threatening injuries. The driver and a passenger of the box truck along with the driver of the Ford pick-up were transported to Erlanger Medical Center by Memorial EMS. 

Catoosa County Sheriff's deputies assisted East Ridge Police by closing two outside lanes of travel on I-75 at the state line while first responders treated the injured and investigated the crash.

- Photo2 by Ed Hade

Former Owner Of Chattanooga Low Income Housing Firm Gets 33 Months In Federal Prison

The former owner of a low income housing firm in Chattanooga was sentenced on Thursday to serve 33 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges. Matthew John Crupi, who raised $5 million for the Urban Investment and Development (UID) firm, appeared before Judge Curtis Collier. He has until Jan. 11 to report to prison on the wire fraud conviction. Prosecutors ... (click for more)

Ferguson Given 15 Years As "Armed Career Criminal"

A Chattanooga man with a lengthy burglary record was sentenced on Thursday to serve 15 years in federal prison. Judge Curtis Collier set the sentence after finding Shannon Ferguson to be an Armed Career Criminal. Prosecutor Michael Porter said Ferguson has five convictions for aggravated burglary and three for burglary. County detectives looking to serve warrants on Ferguson ... (click for more)

Regulations As A Whole On Signal Mountain

A few years ago I was flying over Chattanooga on my way to Atlanta.  The sun had just come up and I enjoyed picking out Signal Mountain’s location, on Walden’s Ridge, in the morning light.  What was amazing was that I could not tell that a town existed under the tree canopy.  I hope that the same can be said 10, 20, or even 50 years from now.  During last ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Unfortunate Sentence

There was a most unfortunate line in a recent email written to me and, in retrospect, I should not have included it in some examples of the huge response regarding the bicycle lanes now being installed on Broad Street. I’ll admit I misread the line because I feel certain I know what the writer was trying to convey. As a matter of fact, I received enough of an outcry I want to clarify ... (click for more)

Biro, Matthews Power Ooltewah To District 5-3A Volleyball Title

(Story has been updated with start time for Monday's Region 3-3A matches) CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Ooltewah grabbed the momentum. Unexpectedly lost it and then magically regained it at exactly the right time Wednesday in the District 5-3A volleyball tournament at Cleveland Middle School. Senior Alex Biro, named to the all-tournament team and most valuable player after the match, ... (click for more)

Vols Go Back To Basics In Hopes Of Slowing Bulldogs

  With Saturday's SEC showdown against Georgia now just three days away, Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones   and a select group of players spoke to the media early Wednesday afternoon: (Opening Statement) "To kind of give you an injury update on Wednesday, and a lot of this obviously will change by Saturday, but Stephen Griffin   did practice. ... (click for more)