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Vehicle Crashes into House on Cove Ridge Drive

06/23/2016

House Structure Severely Damaged

Hamilton County, TN – At approximately 6:00 pm, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 7625 Cove Ridge Drive for the report of a traffic crash involving a car vs. house.

The preliminary investigation shows that a gold 1996 Chevrolet Silverado being operated by Michael Anthony was traveling east bound on Ridge Bay Drive when he states he lost his brakes and lost control of his vehicle. Anthony is a resident of Cove Ridge Subdivision and is familiar with the area in question.

While attempting to make a left turn onto Cove Ridge Drive, the vehicle crossed the roadway striking the landscaping at 7627 Cove Ridge Drive, then proceeded through the yard of 7625 Cove Ridge Drive hitting a parked car in the drive way. The vehicle then struck the house located at 7625 Cove Ridge Road where the vehicle entered the house striking another car located in the garage and pushing it through the

side wall of the residence.

Fortunately, at the time of this incident, the owner of the residence, Mr. Christopher Burke, his wife, and three year old child were not home. Due to the extensive damage, the family has been relocated to a hotel till the house can be structurally analyzed and repaired.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend its appreciation to the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department and SERVPRO of Chattanooga for their quick response and assistance with securing the residence and structure. No serious injuries occurred.

This incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

No further information is available at this time.



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