UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in Suck Creek Road collision

UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in Suck Creek Road collision

July 21st, 2018 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

This story was updated on July 22, 2018, at 3:05 p.m

UPDATE: Hamilton County investigators have identified the man who was killed in Saturday morning's crash as 53-year-old John Redman of Marion County.

The accident remains under investigation.

Stay with the Times Free Press for more details as they become available.

Previous story: One person was killed and two with injuries were sent Saturday morning to a local hospital following a collision near the 2100 block of Suck Creek Road.

The crash, which occurred around 8:45 a.m., according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, involved a Kia Sedona mini-van and a Hyundai Elantra. Results of a preliminary investigation indicate that the Elantra was traveling southbound on Suck Creek Road while negotiating a curve and crossed the center line, striking the Sedona head-on. The Elantra then ran off the right side of its lane, hitting a fence before coming to a stop, according to a news release.

The male driver of the Elantra was pronounced dead at the scene and a female passenger was transported to a local hospital with what were believed to be serious injuries. The driver of the Sedona was also transported to the hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening.

Authorities did not plan on releasing the name of the man killed in the wreck until family members had been properly notified.

Deputies and traffic investigators were working the scene until about 11:30 a.m., when the road was reopened to traffic. The accident remained under investigation.


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