Sandra Faye Witzel Dies In One-Vehicle Wreck On North Terrace

Monday, October 15, 2018
Sandra Faye Witzel
Sandra Faye Witzel

A Rossville woman died early Monday morning when the vehicle she was driving near I-24 in Brainerd wrecked.

The victim was Sandra Faye Witzel, 67.

Chattanooga Police said the fatal crash occurred at approximately 5:42 a.m. at 5300 North Terrace. The Chattanooga Police Department's Traffic Unit responded to the scene.

The Witzel vehicle was traveling west on North Terrace. For some reason, it left the roadway and struck a tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ms. Witzel was a member of Rossville Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Manchester High School and attended the University of Alabama at Montgomery.

She was employed with Vision Hospitality in corporate sales. It was stated, "During her tenure in the hospitality industry as a professional hotelier, she was acclaimed and highly regarded for her infectious positive attitude."

Survivors include her husband, George Larry Witzel; children, George Bradford Witzel, Tammy Ponder and Kevin Witzel; five grandchildren; two sisters, Rebecca Combs and Vicki Willis; one brother, Richard Willis; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Rossville Church of Christ with Minister Jack James officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12–2 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge.


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