East Ridge police investigating crash that killed a man on Ringgold Road

East Ridge police investigating crash that killed a man on Ringgold Road

March 19th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

This story was updated Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 1:22 p.m. with more information.

East Ridge police are investigating the cause of a crash that killed a man Monday evening on Ringgold Road.

The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Ringgold Road and Altamaha Street when a Dodge pickup truck traveling west on Ringgold Road T-boned a Camaro that drove into the truck's path from Altamaha Street, according to a news release.

Police say the truck's driver attempted to brake to avoid the car but was unable and collided with the driver's door. 

The driver of the Camaro, 58-year-old East Ridge resident John Charles Harvley, was killed in the crash. 

Police say Harvley had extensive medical issues and investigators are working to determine if those played a role in the crash.


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