Charleston man dies in I-75 wreck

Charleston man dies in I-75 wreck

August 26th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

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A 37-year-old Charleston, Tenn., man died in a traffic accident Friday afternoon during a police chase on Interstate 75 in Bradley County, Tenn., according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

At mile marker 23, where the speed limit is 70 mph, Brian Moore was driving south on the interstate while a Cleveland Police Department car chased him, a Tennessee Highway Patrol report said. Near the mile marker, according to the report, Moore's vehicle swerved onto the median and struck a bridge pillar.

Moore's vehicle caught on fire, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.