UPDATE: Authorities identify deceased victims in Mahan Gap Road crash

UPDATE: Authorities identify deceased victims in Mahan Gap Road crash

June 18th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

This is a developing story and was updated June 19 at 6:55 p.m.

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UPDATE at 6:55 p.m.: The names of the two deceased victims from Sunday night's fatal crash on Mahan Gap Road have been released by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Matthew Webb, approximately 20-years-old, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Michael Tinsley, 27, died later at a hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

Both individuals are from Bradley County and next of kin have been notified.

No further details are available at this time.


UPDATE at 11:18 a.m.: A second person has died after a serious crash Sunday night. 

A Toyota Four-Runner collided with a Chevrolet Yukon Sunday night on Mahan Gap Road in Ooltewah, Tenn.

The Four-Runner had only one occupant, the driver, and the Yukon had four passengers total. The driver in the Four-Runner was pronounced dead on scene.

Two of the four passengers in the Yukon were children who were properly restrained in car seats and did not receive any injuries. They were sent to a hospital as a precaution.

The driver and the passenger in the Yukon were flown to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Yukon died later at the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

There is no update on the condition of the other passenger. 

The names of the deceased drivers will be released pending notification of next of kin. 


UPDATE at 10:03 p.m.: The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirmed one fatality in the crash on Mahan Gap Road in Ooltewah, Tenn.

Multiple people, including juveniles were injured. Several people were transported to a local hospital via life force helicopter, Bradley County EMS, and Hamilton County EMS, according to a press release from the HCSO.

HCSO Traffic Investigators are working to determine the cause of the accident.

No names have been released. More information will be released as it becomes available.


There are multiple injuries after a crash on the 8600 block of Mahan Gap Road in Ooltewah, Tenn., Sunday evening, confirmed a spokesperson for Hamilton County dispatch.

The vehicle caught fire, and some people have been airlifted to Erlanger, the spokesperson said. 

More information is expected shortly.

Stay with the Times Free Press as more information becomes available.