Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Masthead
Latest Press Release

Facebook Twitter Youtube RSS
Phone: (423) 209-7000
After Hours / Non-Emergency: 423-622-0022
Emergency: Dial 911
Press Release

Updated Information - HCSO Releases Names In Last Night's Fatal Accident


Hamilton County, TN – The driver in last night's fatal crash on Bayshore Drive was David L. Gildon (age 49). Mr. Gildon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger, Chason Biggs (age 22), was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS with what were believed to be critical injuries. He is still hospitalized and there is no update presently on his current condition.

Two HCSO deputies received minor burns while trying to get one of the parties from the vehicle. Their burns did not require additional medical treatment other than being addressed by medics on the scene.

HCSO Traffic Investigators are continuing to investigate the accident.

No Further information is available at this time.

Original Release Below:

Hamilton County, TN – On Tuesday night, at approximately 10:44 pm, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 6400 block of Bayshore Drive for the report of a single vehicle crash with entrapment.

Upon arrival, deputies found the vehicle on fire. One person in the vehicle was deceased and another party was found to be in critical condition.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.

HCSO Traffic Investigators are currently on the scene investigating the cause of the accident.

The injured party was transported via HCEMS to a local hospital with what is believed to be critical injuries.

More information will be released as it becomes available and notifications to family can be made.

No further information is available at this time.

©2021 Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (423) 209-7000