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A man has died after a crash in the 2300 block of East Third Street on Friday, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Investigators determined a Nissan was traveling west in the 2300 block of East Third Street as a Cadillac was traveling east in the same block at around 6:05 a.m. As the Nissan approached the intersection, it made a left turn in front of the Cadillac, causing the Cadillac to strike the Nissan in a near-head-on collision. The collision caused the Cadillac to strike a third vehicle.

The 71-year-old driver of the Nissan was taken to a local hospital with significant injuries and later died. The other drivers were not injured, the release states.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the Chattanooga Police Department's mobile app. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

An investigation is ongoing.

- Compiled by Kim Sebring

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