published Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Hixson woman 1 of 2 killed in head-on crash on I-24

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on crash that left two people dead Saturday night including a Hixson woman.

Investigators say the crash happened in Coffee County near mile marker 114 on Interstate 24 in the Eastbound lanes.

A crash report indicates 35-year-old Patrick Rhodes of Tullahoma was driving his car the wrong way, into oncoming traffic when his vehicle struck another car head-on. Rhodes was ejected from his car and pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators say 63-year-old Phyllis Golden, a passenger in the other vehicle, was killed on impact. 63-year-old James Golden and 22-year-old Katherine Golden were airlifted to a Chattanooga hospital.

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