Traffic Fatality Reported on Hixson Pike
A traffic crash was reported this morning at approximately 7:22 a.m. in the 9100 block of Hixson Pike involving two vehicles. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigator Todd Cook advised a Mazda driven by Joe H. Dempsey age 64, was traveling north bound on Hixson Pike when he hit ice on the roadway causing him to lose control. He crossed over into the south bound lane of traffic, hitting a Honda occupied by two parties head on. Contributing factors to this crash will be weather related due to the ice on the roadway.
Joe H. Dempsey died from the injuries he sustained in the crash, while the other parties involved were transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.