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Passenger Succumbs to Injuries Following Roanoke Avenue Accident

Car accident aftermath scene

Passenger Succumbs to Injuries Following Roanoke Avenue Accident


A fatal car accident on Roanoke Avenue earlier this month has caused the unfortunate death of a 22-year-old man, local authorities confirmed. The man, who has remained unnamed, was one of six occupants involved in a fiery collision on the 1300 block of Roanoke Avenue.

In the late hours of April 1, 2024, a Dodge Charger reportedly veered off its lane, striking a utility pole head-on. Upon arrival, first responders found the car engulfed in flames. Members from the community had already extracted five people from the burning vehicle, with one other passenger saved by a responding officer on the scene.

Community and Emergency Response

Despite the late hour, community members reacted swiftly to the horrific scene, pulling five of the vehicle’s occupants to safety before the prompt arrival of emergency services. A police officer with the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) reportedly removed one last occupant from the wreckage.

A team of Chattanooga fire fighters swiftly extinguished the flames, allowing the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to transport the victims promptly to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Investigation in Progress

As of now, authorities are still unsure what caused the driver to deviate from the roadway, colliding head-on with the utility pole. The CPD’s Traffic Units have undertaken an extensive investigation into the circumstances leading up to the crash.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, reportedly succumbed to his injuries at the hospital after a brave fight for his life. Local authorities have yet to disclose further details about the other victims involved in the accident.

This incident serves as a sad reminder of the tragic potential of road accidents. The Chattanooga community grieves their loss and extends their thoughts and support to the young man’s family during this difficult time.

Important Reminder

As we mourn the loss of a young life taken too soon, let this tragic event serve as an urgent reminder to all drivers to maintain vigilance and adherence to traffic laws while on the road. Regrettably, no detail concerning the driver’s state or the vehicle’s condition at the time of the crash has been released.

It is crucial for us all, both as drivers and as members of our community, to take these incidents to heart and act responsibly when behind the wheel. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and the Chattanooga community during this challenging time.

– HERE News

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