published Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Man critically injured in early morning crash involving wrong-way driver

740 Highway 153
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A man has been critically injured in an early morning head-on collision at 740 Highway 153, Chattanooga police said.

Investigators responded to the accident just before 2 a.m. and determined that a Jeep Wrangler driven by 32-year-old Latisha D. Stephens was travelling north in the south bound lane, police said.

Stephens hit a Chrysler mini-van driven by 25-year-old Kevin Yates, police said. The collision critically injured Yates who was taken to a local hospital with multiple life threatening injuries.

Stephens was not seriously injured, according to a news release.

Traffic investigators are checking to see if the crash is alcohol related.

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correctioncrap said...

well at the time i came through there it was cleaned up @ 555AM then but as i got to dupont pkway the cops had the eastbound 153 closed to the dam i would like to know what that was about!

July 31, 2011 at 2:36 p.m.
esaletnik said...

Eastbound 153 ?? 153 runs almost directly north and south

July 31, 2011 at 3:32 p.m.
hcirehttae said...

Nothing good is happening at 2:00 in the morning...

July 31, 2011 at 8:51 p.m.
candicane23 said...

Coming home from work at 1:00am, we all are hoping the dead beat drunks are still at the bar. RIP Kevin.

August 2, 2011 at 10:10 a.m.
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