Collegedale Head-on collision results in death

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One person was killed and another was sent to the hospital as a result of a head-on car collision Monday afternoon on Lee Highway near Edgmon Road in Ooltewah, Tennessee, according to WCTV NewsChannel 9. 

Collegedale Police spokeswoman, Bridgett Raper, told WCTV that the hospitalized victim is injured but is not believed to be in a life-threatening state. 

After the crash, the Collegedale Police Department announced via Facebook at 2:54 p.m. that Lee Highway would remain closed until officers completed their investigation. The road remained closed until after 6 p.m.

Raper also told WCTV the accident took place in the same area where a man was recently airlifted after crashing into a garbage truck on Nov. 27th.

The incident sparked chatter on the Collegedale Police Department’s Facebook page as that intersection has become known for being a frequent site of car accidents. Plenty of locals expressed their belief that there should be a stoplight or turnabout at the intersection in order to slow drivers down, while some simply called for a lower speed limit. 

This is a developing story and police will provide updates as they become available. 

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