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Traffic Fatality on Grasshopper Road


This morning at approximately 12:17 a.m. the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7001 Grasshopper Road on a reported traffic crash. When deputies arrived on scene they found a single vehicle crash involving a 2008 Nissan Versa.

Traffic Investigators determined the vehicle was traveling west bound on Grasshopper Road when for unknown reasons the driver left the roadway on the left side while attempting to negotiate a curve. The vehicle struck an embankment then went airborne before landing on its side.

The driver, identified as Garren Wayne Flippo w/m age 24 of Soddy Daisy had to be extricated from the vehicle. Despite lifesaving efforts by personnel with the Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services as well as the Highway 58 Fire Department, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into the crash is on-going and being handled by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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