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Traffic Fatality Reported


The traffic crash that occurred last night, March 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the 9300 block of East Brainerd Road involved two vehicles. The first vehicle was a 1985 Toyota truck traveling east bound on East Brainerd Road and operated by Christopher Denton w/m age 19. The second vehicle was a 2006 Jeep Cherokee traveling west bound on East Brainerd Road and operated by Howard Taylor w/m age 83.

Mr. Denton was transported by Life Force to an area hospital due to the injuries he sustained in the crash. Mr. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the traffic crash. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is still on-going and any witnesses are requested to contact Investigator Stockburger at 423-893-3503 extension 260.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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