published Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Man dead in Mountain Creek Road car crash

Chattanooga emergency personnel work to free a crash victim after two vehicles collided on Mountain Creek Road early Saturday afternoon. A man died and two other people were injured in the crash, Chattanooga police said.
Staff photo by Judy Walton
Chattanooga emergency personnel work to free a crash victim after two vehicles collided on Mountain Creek Road early Saturday afternoon. A man died and two other people were injured in the crash, Chattanooga police said. Staff photo by Judy Walton
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A man died today after a full-sized pickup truck hit the Toyota sedan carrying him and his wife at about 1 p.m. at 911 Mountain Creek Road in Chattanooga.

Police said Caitlin Davis, 23, crossed the center line in her Ford F-250 pickup and hit the oncoming Toyota. Henry Brown, 84, and his wife, Mary, were trapped inside their car until rescuers used the Jaws of Life to free them.

The Browns and Davis were taken to the hospital, where Henry Brown later died.

Davis and Mary Brown received non-life threatening injuries, police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said.

Weary said investigators are still trying to determine why Davis crossed the center line and that charges are possible.

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rolando said...

Caitlin Davis, 23, crossed the center line in her Ford F-250 pickup...

That's how they drive full-size Pickups, Suburbans, Expeditions, et al here in Tennessee...on your side of the road, especially on curves...going way too fast for the road...but simply must cut the corner. They do it all the time. It is routine. NOT cutting the corner would mean slowing down to the speed limit and actually turning the steering wheel.

And I thought the drivers in Ohio, NYC, Tokyo, Turkey, and Los Angeles were bad...these people could give them lessons in rotten driving habits.

God be with the Brown family on this terrible day.

November 13, 2011 at 10:48 p.m.

@Rolando Agree, but this was on a straight stretch of Mountain Creek. Can't just rack this up to aggressive driving.

November 13, 2011 at 10:56 p.m.
acerigger said...

Texting while driving would be my first guess, I see a lot of it.

In-attention caused by too many distractions.

sad, in any case.
rolando, ain't it wierd how people CAN'T (or won't)turn the steering wheel?!!Alas, all you can do is try to be aware.

November 13, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.
Littleoleme2 said...

People drive bad everywhere. My guess is texting --who knows?

November 13, 2011 at 11:34 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Morning news said this man was honored at his church earlier in the day for his military service. Dying young is a tragedy, but what about the people who've put up with so many years of what life throws at you? Who've been through injuries and sickness, grief and despair. Who've remained loyal and faithful for all those decades. It seems the tragedy only grows.

November 14, 2011 at 7:28 a.m.
esaletnik said...

Weary said investigators are still trying to determine why Davis crossed the center line and that charges are possible.

Charges and/or lawsuit.

November 14, 2011 at 8:23 a.m.
chet123 said...

POLICE MAY WANT TO LOOK TO SEE IF THIS YOUNG LADY WAS TEXTING OR TALKING ON THE CELL PHONE......IT SHOULD BE A LAW AGAINST YOUNG FEMALE DRIVING LARGE SUV'S OR TRUCKS.....MOST OF THEM DISREGARD OTHER DRIVERS ON THE ROAD.....BUT POLICE ARE TOO BUSY HIDING CAMERA TO GET SPEEDING TICKETS FROM MOTORIST DURING 35 IN 30MPH ZONE....IGNORING MOTORIST CELL PHONE USAGES WHILE DRIVING..POLICE NEED TO START WRITING TICKETS....MAYBE THEY AFRAID OF CELL PHONE COMPANY OR TELE-COMMUNICATION STOCKS GOING DOWN....FOR THE BROWNS WHAT MAY HAVE STARTED OUT AS JUST A SUNDAY AFTER NOON DRIVE ..BECAUSE OF FOLLY BY THE YOUNG LADY...END UP COSTING THE BROWNS THE LIFE OF THEIR LOVE ONE.

MAY PRAYERS GO OUT TO MRS.BROWN AND HER FAMILY!!!!!

November 14, 2011 at 9:26 a.m.
chatttn said...

First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers do go out to the family in this tragedy. Period. However, the comment above "...It should be a law against young female driving large SUVs or trucks...most of them disregard other drivers on the road" This may indeed apply to some, but please don't lump all females in this category.

November 14, 2011 at 9:49 a.m.
sla2010 said...

this is a tragedy. my thoughts and prayers do go out to the family but as Chatttn said do not lump all female drivers into this category, there is not a standard for "bad drivers" all people across the board, men and women have their moments.

November 14, 2011 at 11:24 a.m.
jesse said...

you have to learn to expect drivel like that from chet!

it ain't fun being ignorant if you don't show it off!!

November 14, 2011 at 11:43 a.m.
ctfpfan08 said...

Seriously. This is too sad for words. But I see bad driving every day from men and women alike. It's just worse when it's a vehicle that is so big and more difficult to manuver. These vehicles are weapons on these roads, especially the 2-lane roads where you can't escape them. So sad for the Brown Family.

November 14, 2011 at 11:51 a.m.
WEBMAN said...

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 14, 2011 at 12:14 p.m.
Pizzaguy said...

I know then sell cellphone jammers. Put them in all cars...want to talk or text, pull over and turn off the car.

November 14, 2011 at 12:21 p.m.
Here2Opine said...

Chet123: I'm assuming 123 is as high as you can count. Or you're just "high" on crack. Her having a vagina has nothing to do with this unfortunate crash. Both men and women are foolish enough to drive while yaking on the phone, you chauvinistic pig. Please remove his juvenile comment ".IT SHOULD BE A LAW AGAINST YOUNG FEMALE DRIVING LARGE SUV'S OR TRUCKS." Puh'leeze!

November 14, 2011 at 3:12 p.m.
booswain said...

what a tragedy. BTW I know the family of the girl driving and she didnt have a cell phone with her and was tested for a and d at the scene so texting or a and d were not a part. What a horrible accident.

November 14, 2011 at 3:56 p.m.
Johnnie5000 said...

It should be against the law for people who don't know what a caps lock button is for to post a comment on the internet.

November 14, 2011 at 4:57 p.m.
rolando said...

boos -- Well, if it wasn't one of those, the only thing left is murder of one kind or another. Or terminal stupid.

Texting/dialing is my second guess. In any case, she had no business doing whatever she was doing while driving. She killed someone and destroyed at least one other person's life. Prosecution is definitely in order -- but, knowing Tennessee, she will probably be hand-slapped instead of B-slapped.


Dennis -- agreed. Since the article didn't specify which stretch -- and some of it is durn narrow and/or motorcycle-ideal -- that's why I said "especially on curves".

November 14, 2011 at 5:46 p.m.
jesse said...

i can think of several diff.reason besides a cell phone! we prob.need to wait a while before we HANG her!!

November 14, 2011 at 7:35 p.m.
rolando said...

Yeah, there are a bunch, jesse...putting on makeup, reading a book, getting something off the floorboards/out of the console, etc.

Her failure to primarily pay attention to her driving resulted the death of one person and a destroyed life for another.

But I will be very surprised if she doesn't walk.

November 15, 2011 at 7:31 a.m.
jesse said...

blow out,mech.failure or malfunction,debres on the road,animal or person darting across the road along w/all that has been brought up!! the TRUTH is WE don't know wtf caused the acc. YET!

November 15, 2011 at 11:50 a.m.
chet123 said...

To all posters who push against my above comment....It seem like i struck a nerve with you.....Guess what???? i dont give a d@#!!*....We have a family that have lost their father and husband by an irresponsible bone headed young lady and instead of working to correct this from happening to someone else...even you...a few females take offense..i personlly was hit from behind by a female motorist texting her boy friend while driving...you see this behavior all the time.....there should be laws to fine anyone texting or talking on cell phone while driving....i dont care what they do with their cell phones....but when it endanger my life or others the so-call law enforcement should be aggressive....

So i may agitate you....but that my intent....it an old saying that you cant clean dirty clothes without agitation

PS...Here2opine....I see you took special offense....and i know why you was personlly offended...because your candy butt is guilty of during such....A HIT DOG HOLLER! and you are that dog.....instead of being concern for that family that lost their love one...you are worry about the possibility of not being able to text and talk on cell phone....YEAH...i know where your priorities are at...You my lady is an infidel.....feel sorry for the young man who is marry to you or will marry you....you have no VALUE nor INTERGITY....you are just like a pig(Eat,Sleep,and S#@**)

November 17, 2011 at 8:28 a.m.
packmule said...

It really makes no diffrence man women. the fact is someone died and that is not going to change. yes it was a huge truck and yes it was a women driving cant say that was the reason for the wreck.i would like to know what was. It would be nice .

December 3, 2011 at 4:46 p.m.
packmule said...

I know iam supposed to forgive her and i have really tried. I know the browns and my heart feels like it will never recover.When i think that i was just speaking to leo and now he is gone.when i think that i will never see him again or be able to talk with him it just makes me so hurt and dam angry.How can someone be so unaware of what they are doing to just drive stright into another car.Ive wondered if she ment to do it.Ive read cases where people become so depressed that they try to kill themselfs by hitting another car head on.GOD i really hope it wasnt something like that.She didnt even get hurt.I dont care why all i know is she needs to pay and i lost a best friend and she almost killed his wife.She is still in the hospital unable to speak and she just took her first few steps.It will be months before she gets out .that girl wasnt hurt so where is the justice?If i felt like she was sorry or even felt bad about what she has done it might help.I hope GOD forgives me for the way i have felt.

January 18, 2012 at 3:53 p.m.
packmule said...

My anger is getting the best of me and every time i see or even think of that low life little girl it makes my blood boil.she is married to her boy friend now joe little and i do stress BOY.she is acting like she didnt do anything wrong and her life is just great.the police arnt doing anything.they have not charged her with even wreckless driving or any other charge .like murder or vehicular homicide or ivoulentary man slauter.My god she hasnt even gotten a slap on the wrist.what kind of dam laws do we have?Or maybe its who you know or who you B---! i CAN SEE WHY PEOPLE ARE OUTRAGED WITH OUR COURT SYSTEMS.Iam real tired of trusting the police to do there job.evidently they are either very slow or cant or wont do there job.It make me wonder if there isnt nore coruption than we think.I really hope iam wrong i dont like thinking that way.I wont them to prove me wrong and put her under the jail where she never sees daylight again.she is as bad as casey anthony.

January 23, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.
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