Fiery crash Tuesday in Coffee County claims two lives

Fiery crash Tuesday in Coffee County claims two lives

November 22nd, 2017 by Ben Benton in Breaking News

Two people were killed early Tuesday in a fiery, two-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 in Coffee County, Tenn., according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Neither of the victims killed have been identified due to the severity of the wreck, according to information provide by THP Sgt. Alan Bailey, a spokesman for state agency's Chattanooga District.

The crash happened just after 1 a.m. CST.

A stationary passenger car with two occupants inside was sitting stopped in the traffic lanes on the westbound side of I-24 at mile marker 110, officials said.

A tractor trailer driven by Stanislaw A. Turczyn, 70, of Chicago, Ill., also was traveling westbound on I-24 when his truck struck the other vehicle in the rear, causing both to burst into flames as they came to rest off the right side of the road, officials said.

Turczyn was injured, while both the driver and a passenger in the car were killed.

Trooper Randy Euler states in his initial report that the car sustained too much damage to collect any vehicle identification from it or the identities of the two deceased occupants.

The report will be updated when the victims are identified, Euler said.