published Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Man dies from injuries sustained in head-on collision in Chattanooga

A 25-year-old man died Monday from injuries he sustained in a head-on collision from over the weekend, according to released statement from Chattanooga Police Department.

Kevin D. Yates suffered multiple injuries after he was struck by Latisha Stephens on Highway 153 early Sunday morning

His death marks the 11th fatality of the year.

Charges are pending against Stephens.

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susan02780 said...

I AM NOT SURE IS I SHOULD BE WRITING HERE BUT MY NAME IS SUSAN MEDEIROS AND I LIVE AND MASSACHUSETTS. ON JULY 28 THERE WAS A AD ABOUT A MAN HITTING A 7 YEAR OLD BOY WITH A TIKI TORCH AND I AM THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE BOY THAT WAS BEAT UP BY A TIKI TORCH. I LOVE MY GRANDSON AND I WANT HIM TO COME BACK AND LIVE WITH ME IN MASSACHUSETTS. MY STUPID DAUGHTER LEFT MASS LAST YEAR ON JULY 5, MY GRANDSON ALWAYS STAYED WITH ME HE EVENS CALLS ME MOM. I HAD HIM EVER SINCE THE DAY HE WAS BORN. EVERY WHERE I WENT EVERYONE THOUGH HE WAS MY SON. I DON'T KNOW WHY MY DAUGHTER MOVED DOWN THERE. HER BOYFRIEND USE TO ALWAYS HIT HER. I TOLD HER TO LEAVE HIM AND EVERY-TIME THAT SHE KICK HIM OUT HE WAS RIGHT BACK THE NEXT DAY. THE TAUNTON COURT EVEN PUT A RESTRAINER ORDER ON HIM BUT SHE LET HIM BACK INTO THE HOUSE, SHE DIDN'T EVEN CARE. I WAS WORRIED ABOUT HER BUT SHE WOULD NOT LISTEN. I ALWAYS HAD MY GRANDSON SO I NEW HE WASN'T IN ANY DANGER. SHE GOT A JOB WHERE I WORK BUT SHE LOST IT BECAUSE HE BOYFRIEND WAS DOING DRUGS, CRACK AND SHE HAD TO KEEP ON LEAVING WORK EARLIER BECAUSE OF HIM. HE IS NO GOOD. I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY LET MY GRANDSON STAY WITH HER BECAUSE SHE WILL LET HIM RIGHT BACK IN THE HOUSE. HE HAS BEEN ARREST IN TAUTON OVER 3 TIMES FOR HITTING HER AND ARRESTED IN FALL RIVER WHERE SHE MOVED TO WHEN SHE LEFT TAUNTON FOR HITTING AND BREAKING HER DOOR DOWN. MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS SINCE JULY 5 OF LAST YEAR. THAT DAY MY GRANDSON LEFT HE DID NOT WANT TO GO WITH HER, BUT HE NEVER DID WANT TO GO WITH HER HE ALWAYS CRIED, BUT SHE NEVER HAD HIM MUCH. SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS BRINGING HIM TO COOK OUT AT A FRIENDS AND HE WOULD BE BACK ON FRIDAY. FRIDAY CAME I CALLED AND CALLED AND SHE NEVER ANSWERED SO I RODE DOWN TO FALL RIVER AND SHE SOLD ALL WHAT SHE HAD THAT WAS WORTH ANYTHING AND LEFT. SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS GOING TO LEAVE WITH HER FRIEND IN RHODE ISLAND, BUT THAT WAS A LIE,I FINALLY GOT THE TRUTH OUR HER FRIEND THAT SHE MOVED TO TN. I CRIED OR WEEKS, MONTHS. I AM STILL CRYING. I NEVER GOT ANY GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS BUT I CALLED THE POLICE STATION AND I DID GET THE NUMBER OF CHILD SERVICES TO CALL THEM TO SEE WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO GET MY GRANDSON BACK WITH ME. IF ANY ONE CAN HELP ME AND LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANY ONE THAT I CAN WRITE. AS SOON AS IT IS 8:00 A.M. I AM CALLING THE CHILD SERVICES. I WILL TRAVEL TO GET MY GRANDSON BACK. IF I HAD IT MY WAY WOULD JUST GO UP THERE AND TAKE HIM WHEN HE IS OUTSIDE, BUT EVERYONE IS SAYING TO DO IT RIGHT AND THROUGH THE COURT. I KNOW ITS GOING TO BE A LONG PROCESS BUT I NEED HIM OUT OF THERE SOON. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS CALMBREEZE02780@YAHOO.COM

August 2, 2011 at 11:43 a.m.
Veritas said...

Interesting post from Massachusetts, this woman needs to learn spelling, proper punctuation, and diction, and yet the Yankees think Southerners are ignorant and illiterate. She might also consider psychiatric help.

August 2, 2011 at 11:51 a.m.
rolando said...

Veritas, you are an inconsiderate dolt who judges the content of a person's character by their penmanship, their grammar, their spelling, even their sanity.

Besides all that, your grammar and diction is atrocious. Is English your second language?

"...learn spelling, proper punctuation, and diction,...", indeed.

So instead of criticizing her, why not try helping her? Or at least keep your trap shut.

August 2, 2011 at 12:11 p.m.
susan02780 said...

I THINK YOUR STUPID LIKE MY DAUGHTER. YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT HOW I SPELL AND PUNCTUATION. I TRYING TO GET HELP FOR MY GRANDSON. YOU MUST BE A LOW LIFE AND THATS ALL YOU HAVE TO TIME. GET A LIFE

August 2, 2011 at 12:12 p.m.
rolando said...

By all indications, that is quite an accurate thumbnail sketch, susan. Social Services is probably your best bet...

August 2, 2011 at 12:15 p.m.
susan02780 said...

DID YOU EVER THINK ABOUT WHAT I MIGHT BE GOING THROUGH. I LEFT 4 MESSAGES WITH THE CHILD SERVICES AND STILL NO CALL BACK. I AM NOT A BIG COMPUTER PERSON BUT I KNOW THAT EVERY ONE TELLS ME TO GO ON THE COMPUTER TO GET HELP, BUT THEY DID NOT LET ME KNOW THAT IS WOULD RUN INTO PEOPLE LIKE YOU, SELFISH IGNORANT PROBABLY SPELLED THAT WRONG TO. YOU PROBABLY DO SPELL THATS WHY YOUR SO SMART. IF YOU CAN NOT WRITE THAT CAN HELP DO WAIST MY TIME AND YOUR SMART TIME

August 2, 2011 at 12:18 p.m.
candicane23 said...

On the actual subject at hand. I'm praying for the Yates family, and I hope justice is served for the lady that hit him.

August 2, 2011 at 12:20 p.m.
susan02780 said...

ACTUALLY SHE DROWNED ALL OF HER CHILDREN

August 2, 2011 at 1:26 p.m.
Jamiephilnob said...

I think that Susan's plight is a sad one. I also think that this page and story is for Kevin. We are suffering his loss greatly. His friends and family are devastated. This is not the place for the other arguement. Kevin deserves to be remembered and have wonderful comments left about him and his life. Not the squabbling of people that are too inconsiderate to refrain from fighting on the page that informed our community of his death. Shame on you disrespectful people.

August 2, 2011 at 1:37 p.m.
candicane23 said...

Thank you Jamiephilnob. We love you Kevin.

August 2, 2011 at 2:49 p.m.
RulesToBreak said...

I saw the aftermath of this wreck the other night on my way home. Thoughts and prayers going out to the Yates family, also for the other family member they have in the hospital right now. Very sorry for your loss.

August 2, 2011 at 3:13 p.m.
mytwocents said...

I agree with you Jamiephilnob. This page is for Kevin and should be used for only that. Kevin was a wonderful young man, taken from us WAY to early. Please....don't let your friends drive drunk. It ruins lives. Kevin is an organ donor and will be a hero to 5 other families. He is already a hero to his family and friends. RIP Kevin. I can't wait to see you in heaven.

August 3, 2011 at 4:03 p.m.
Noogresident said...

Kevin had so many plans for his life and that has all been taken from him. It is so unfortunate and makes me ANGRY that people can be so SELFISH to make choices that can have such a drastic affect on other people. Cars are weapons people! It is not a game! He was a breath of fresh air and lit up the room with his smile. My heart goes out to his family and friends. You will most certainly be missed Kevin and please know you touched my life.

August 4, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
Jennwhite said...

Shamefull. The news said she was over the limit they should throw the book at her but like usual the court system will let it slide. A young man dies and she is not seriously injured? This is crazy. Now it comes out she was on drugs also why do we let people get away with this kind of behavior?

October 7, 2011 at 6:24 p.m.
hondadog said...

I am not attempting to make small of what happened to Kevin Yates, but you cannot believe what you read in the papers. As for Ms. Stephens "not being seriously injured", does having both legs broken in several places, having to undergo several reconstruction surgeries and being stuck in a wheel chair constitute serious injury? As for her being on drugs, I wasnt there, so I cannot speak on it, but again, dont believe everything you read or hear, 99.9999% of it is crap. When the Toxicology report is made public, you can read it and form opinions based on fact, not rumor or hearsay. But also keep in mind that a proper Tox panel will show everything from illegal to legal prescription.

October 26, 2011 at 12:35 p.m.
darty8080 said...

to hondadogs' comment.... NO, I dont constitute that as serious injury when it was her own fault for being in that situation. I have known kevin my entire life and he as well as anyone else that has had there life taken this way does not deserve it. Personally she should have died not him it was her own stupid actions that took an innocent life. I hope it haunts her everyday for the rest of her life. I know that we should forgive, but I have a hard time forgiving someone that is an adult and should know the difference between a right action and a wrong one. There isn't an exuse for the actions of this woman and I know hating her isn't going to solve anything, but that doesn't change the fact that she killed my brother and I will resent this woman my entire life.

October 29, 2011 at 9:47 p.m.
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