John Charles Harvley, 58, was killed in a collision on Monday evening. He resided at 1520 Merrill Street in East Ridge.
On Monday at approximately 5:45 p.m., East Ridge Police responded to a traffic crash on Ringgold Road at Altamaha Street. A Dodge pickup truck was traveling west on Ringgold Road. The truck was occupied by the driver, Jacob Alexander, and his passenger, Michael Alexander. A Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Mr. Harvley, was traveling north on Altamaha Street. As the truck approached Altamaha, the Camaro entered Ringgold Road in the path of the truck.
Although braking aggressively, Mr. Alexander was unable to avoid Mr. Harvley’s car, officials said. The truck collided with the Camaro’s driver’s door.
Initial arriving units attempted life-saving care on Mr. Harvley, but to no avail. Mr. Harvley was pronounced deceased. The Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s office was contacted and responded to the scene. Mr. Harvley was then extricated from the automobile and was transported via Hamilton County EMS.
"It is known that Harvley had extensive medical issues and at this time, it is not known if they were a factor in the incident," officials said. The investigation continues.