Chattanooga man killed in head-on crash with pursuit suspect in Carter County


HAMPTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — State troopers say one person was killed and two were injured in a crash involving a pursuit suspect in Carter County.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, it happened around 11 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19E and Gap Creek Road.

THP says a BMW was traveling north on 19E when it collided head-on with a Lincoln Towncar going the wrong way at an excessive rate of speed.

The driver of the BMW, identified as Thomas Taylor, 31 of Chattanooga, was killed.

THP says the driver of the Lincoln, Charles Richardson, 53 of Johnson City, had previously fled from a traffic stop by Elizabethton police. Richardson and a passenger were injured.

THP says criminal charges are pending.

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