published Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Saturday crash on Shallowford leaves 1 dead

Chattanooga police reported Sunday morning that a crash Saturday afternoon on Shallowford Road took a woman’s life.

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According to Sgt. Wayne Jefferson’s news release, Myra Eaker, 74, was killed when her Buick was struck by a Nissan Titan around 2:30 p.m. at 6500 Shallowford Road

The release said the Titan’s driver, Roman York, was speeding and driving west in the wrong lane. The Titan clipped one eastbound vehicle and hit Eaker’s head-on.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Others involved in the crash were taken to the hospital but none had life-threatening injuries, Jefferson said.

He said criminal charges may be filed against York, 33, pending blood test results.

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