CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga police confirm one person has died in a car accident this afternoon.
It happened at the 300 block of McBrien Road around 3 this afternoon.
Police say 69 year old, passenger Lamar Nelson suffered a fatal injury.
He was not wearing a seat belt.
CPD says it was a single vehicle traffic crash.
The car was traveling south bound on Mcbrien Road taking a slight curve to the right.
Witnesses say the car went across the roadway to the left then over corrected to the right causing the car to strike a tree and come to rest against another tree in a yard.
The driver was identified as 40 year old, Jonathan Nelson.
Nelson was transported to a local hospital with injuries
All lanes were closed from North Terrace to Lynnland Terrace.
They are still investigating, we will keep you up to date on this as we learn more.