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10-22-17 Traffic Crash/Fatality - 6800 Lee Hwy.

  • Vehicle #1 (Toyota Sienna) was traveling northbound on Lee Hwy. attempting to make a left turn onto Hickory Valley Rd.
  • Vehicle #2 (Dodge Challenger) was traveling southbound on Lee Hwy. approaching same intersection
  • The two vehicles collided
  • Driver of Vehicle #1 was transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS with life threatening injuries and later succumbed to those injuries
  • Driver & passenger of Vehicle #2 was transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS with non-life-threatening injuries
  • North and south traffic signals were green allowing Vehicle #2 the right of way
  • Officers with the Traffic Division are actively investigating the crash

Vehicle #1 Driver - Janice Raper (female, 69)

Vehicle #2 Driver - Charise Nash (female, 26)

Vehicle #2 Passenger - juvenile, name withheld

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.


NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)


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