Sheriff: Charges in Carroll Creek Road fatal crash could be months away

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) It could be several more months before Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigators file charges in the deadly crash that killed 19 year-old Tanner Wolfe.

Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Tuesday until all of the evidence in the case comes back from the lab investigators won’t be able to determine which direction the case is headed.

Wolfe died earlier this month when the car he was in caught fire on Carroll Creek Road. Deputies identified Ira Bales as the driver of that car. He is the son of Johnson City Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Bales.

Detectives previously said charges are pending as they wait on the results of a blood alcohol test. The sheriff expects his department’s preliminary investigation to be complete within the next couple weeks, but says he’s not sure if his office will release any new details until investigators decide on charges.Copyright WJHL 2015. All rights reserved.

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