One-car accident leaves one dead and other news from areas around Chattanooga

One-car accident leaves one dead and other news from areas around Chattanooga

May 2nd, 2013 by Staff Reports and Associated Press in Local Regional News

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Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

One-car accident leaves one dead

PELHAM, Tenn. - A one-vehicle accident on State Road 50 in Pelham, Tenn., in Grundy County left one person dead Wednesday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The accident happened just before 12:30 p.m. Sgt. James Van Dyke said further details were not available and the investigation is ongoing.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until relatives are notified, Van Dyke said.

Pro-gun rally planned Saturday

MONTEAGLE, Tenn. - A Second Amendment rally will be hosted Saturday at noon CDT by the Monteagle Veterans of Foreign Wars Clyde W. Bennett Post 9586, according to organizers.

Board members recently discussed news that veterans have begun getting warning letters from the Department of Veterans Affairs advising them that a determination of incompetency will prohibit them from purchasing, possessing, receiving or transporting a firearm or ammunition.

The featured speaker for the rally will be U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tennessee, who represents the 4th District. Several other speakers will be on the agenda.

The Monteagle VFW Ladies Auxiliary will have a plate lunch available, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call Monteagle VFW Post 9586 at 931-924-3470 or find it on Facebook.

Missing woman's brother 'maligned'

PARSONS, Tenn. - The brother of a young West Tennessee nursing student who was last seen walking into the woods with a man two years ago says he has been maligned.

Holly Bobo disappeared April 13, 2011, from her family's home in Parsons. Clint Bobo saw his sister and a man wearing camouflage clothing walking into the woods.

Clint Bobo was the only witness to his sister's abduction, and he told WSMV-TV he has endured police interrogations, been strip searched and received death threats. Bobo said he awoke to voices and thought his sister and her boyfriend were breaking up.

Seat belt use down; deaths up

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Department of Public Safety officials said traffic fatalities in crashes where seat belts were available but not used increased in April from March.

Preliminary traffic crash data shows 45 were people killed in Alabama in April 2013 compared to 42 in March. Of that number, 37 were in vehicles where seat belts were available, and 26 victims were not wearing seat belts, up from 20 in March, officials said.

The latest data shows 157 people were killed so far in 2013. Of that number, 132 were in vehicles where seat belts were available and 82 victims were not restrained, officials said.

Preliminary data from crashes investigated by state troopers indicates 59 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2012 were not wearing seat belts.