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HCSO Responds to Vehicle Accident on Mahan Gap Road


HCSO Traffic Division Releases Names from Last Night’s Fatal Accident on Mahan Gap Road

Hamilton County, TN – In regards to the fatal accident which occurred last night (June 18, 2017) on Mahan Gap Road, the HCSO is releasing the additional details below.

The names of the two deceased victims from last night’s fatal accident are as follows:

Matthew Webb (Born June 1997) (DOA at the Scene)

Michael Tinsley (Born May 1990) (Died at a Local Hospital)

Both individuals are from Bradley County and next of kin have been notified.

No further details are available at this time.

Please note this is an ongoing investigation.

Initial Release

Hamilton County, TN - Earlier tonight, at approximately 8:20 pm, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 8600 block of Mahan Gap Road for the report of a vehicle accident involving two vehicles.

The accident involved multiple patients, including juveniles, entrapment, and tragically, one fatality has been confirmed at this time. Several patients were flown or transported via Life Force Helicopter, Bradley County EMS, and HCEMS to a local hospital.

The cause of the accident has yet to be determined and HCSO Traffic Investigators are currently on scene. In addition to HCSO deputies and HCEMS personnel, members of the Tri-Community Fire Department and the Highway 58 Fire Department responded as well.

No names are being released at this time and no additional details are available as this is an ongoing investigation.

Additional details will be released as they become available.

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