published Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009, updated Dec. 23rd, 2009 at 12:45 p.m.

Woman dies after being struck by vehicle

A woman struck by a vehicle on 4th Street this morning suffered massive internal and head injuries has died, police said.

Susan Wood, a Unum employee, 42, was struck about 7:11 a.m. at 200 East 4th Street, said Chattanooga police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Royval in a news release.

Jeremy Lane of Chattanooga is being charged with DUI, Vehicular Homicide, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. He is also being charged with Filing a False Police Report for falsely reporting a car jacking.

Chattanooga police found the unoccupied suspect vehicle, a red Nissan 240SX, at the River View Grand apartment complex on Dallas Road.

Police continue to investigate both incidents.

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jharvey1984 said...

"...was struck about 7:11 a.m." "The vehicle was taken during a carjacking about 7:30 a.m" The timeline doesn't make any sense. So the car hit the lady at 7:11 and then the person who hit here was carjacked?

December 23, 2009 at 12:18 p.m.
Exusiai said...

Or entered into a time vortex...

December 23, 2009 at 12:46 p.m.
EPD1979 said...

This is such a tragedy, two days before christmas for the family. I am so sorry to hear about this. My sister works at Unum and called me after she got to work this morning to tell me it wasn't her. She said that when her and husband came into work, she saw her laying there. she didn't know the lady,but is disturbed. It's not everyday you see someone who's just gotten killed. I wish I could find that guy and kick him where the sun does't shine at least a few million times, although, I know that's not the right thing to do. I will be praying for her family for such a tragic loss.

December 23, 2009 at 1:22 p.m.
reader888 said...

The person that hit her falsely reported a carjacking to try to pretend it wasn't him. I'm so glad they found him. Hopefully, justice is served. I work at Unum and the place has just been devastated. Everyone knows Susan and Matt. They are so sweet and such wonderful people. I pray for her children and pray for Matt. The employees here at Unum are like a family and the outpouring of love and support for this family will hopefully help them get thru this. It's such a tragedy.

December 23, 2009 at 1:46 p.m.
bell_fighter said...

My prayers goes out to the family.May Mrs.Susan Woods rest in peace.

December 23, 2009 at 5:22 p.m.
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