Crash On Roanoke Avenue Claims Life Of 22-Year-Old Passenger After Vehicle Collides With Utility Pole

  • Monday, April 22, 2024
A passenger who was injured when a vehicle hit a utility pole on Roanoke Avenue on April 1 has died.

In that incident, at 12:12 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a traffic crash with injuries in the 1300 block of Roanoke Avenue. When dispatched to the call, officers were advised that the vehicle was on fire and several people were injured. When officers arrived on scene, they found a Dodge Charger on fire against a utility pole and six occupants injured.

Five of the occupants were removed from the vehicle by community members prior to officers arriving.
One of the occupants was removed from the vehicle by a CPD officer.

Chattanooga Fire and two Hamilton County EMS units responded. Chattanooga Fire extinguished the vehicle fire. EMS transported the victims to a local hospital

Due to the injuries, CPD's Traffic Unit responded to conduct the traffic crash investigation.

The preliminary investigation shows the driver left his lane of travel and struck a utility pole head-on.

CPD was recently notified that one of the passengers, a 22-year-old man, died at the hospital from his injuries.

CPD's Traffic Unit continues to investigate this traffic crash.
Breaking News
Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report
  • 5/21/2024

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report. (If your case is dismissed, just email us your name and date we ran it and we will promptly take off. Email to ) BAKER, ... more

Wanted Fugitive Taken Into Custody After Tense Standoff
  • 5/20/2024

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Warrants Unit was involved in a manhunt and tense standoff that ended with the suspect in custody on Monday. The manhunt was for a wanted suspect ... more

Sheriff's Office Involved In 3 Separate Pursuits During The Weekend In Chattanooga
Sheriff's Office Involved In 3 Separate Pursuits During The Weekend In Chattanooga
  • 5/20/2024

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in three separate pursuits throughout different areas within the City of Chattanooga. The first pursuit occurred on Saturday, at approximately ... more