published Monday, July 18th, 2011

Bradley County: Investigation into crash fatal to 2 continues

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Lead Mine Valley Road late Saturday night, authorities said.

Traffic unit investigators said a Honda Civic left the road and struck a tree. The driver, identified as 28-year-old Kristopher F. Blankenship, and passenger, 20-year-old Justin R. Fowler, died at the scene.

The crash involved only the single vehicle and was reported to the 911 center at 11:54 p.m., authorities said.

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