A popular Chattanooga chef was killed on Monday in a wreck on I-75 near Adairsville, Ga., after a tire blew.
The victim was Neville O. Forsythe, 64. He and his wife, Marilyn, had operated Mrs. B's Reggae Cafe and Tiki Bar on South Broad Street.
The Georgia State Patrol said Mr. Forsythe was a passenger in a northbound Ford Explorer that had a left rear tire malfunction. The vehicle went across the right lane, then flipped several times. Neville Forsythe was ejected.
The driver, Marilyn Forsythe, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, but the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
The Forsythes are from Jamaica and featured Jamaican food at their restaurant.
Mrs. B's Reggae Cafe and Tiki Bar is closed until further notice.
Their website says: Chef Neville and owner Marilyn are both Jamaicans, who have been residing in Chattanooga for more than 30 years. They have raised three children in this new place they call home.Chef Neville is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. He has over 35 years of culinary experience that includes the military, country clubs, hotels and private restaurants. He also has experience in health care foodservice.
A GoFundMe has been set up for his family here.