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Friday, September 25th

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From WRCB Channel 3…

A Rhea County crash of two vehicles claimed one driver’s life and sent the other driver to a hospital for examination and treatment Wednesday night.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol report says that a Ford driven by Bradley Gabehart, 59, Chattanooga, was traveling ‘recklessly’ according to witnesses on northbound U.S. 27 near Jackson Road.

A Jeep, driven by 65-year-old Randal Gibbs of Spring City was making a left turn from the crossover area to go north on U.S. 27 when the Jeep was struck from the rear by the Ford.

The impact from the crash sent the Jeep into the right lane, and the Ford into the median’s guardrail.

Gabehart, the Ford’s driver, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. He was airlifted to the hospital after a blood alcohol test was done. The THP reports says Gabehart’s license had been revoked.

Gibbs, the driver of the Jeep, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The THP says charges are pending in the case.

From NewsChannel 9…

Chattanooga Police say a crash on Interstate 75 southbound at Volkswagen Drive has caused serious injuries Thursday afternoon, and TDOT cameras showed a big impact on southbound traffic.

Chattanooga Police confirm two people were seriously injured in the crash, but further information on the crash itself is not yet available.

The crash scene was cleared around 6 p.m.

From WDEF Channel 12…

A federal judge will not block a Tennessee law that makes it a felony for anyone other than election officials to distribute absentee ballot applications.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson in Nashville came down late Wednesday.

Richardson determined that the law doesn’t restrict First Amendment speech at all.

The judge wrote that if people think the law is too broad, enforced too harshly, or out of step with the Internet era, they should try to lobby lawmakers to change or repeal the law.