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Driver killed in July 4th crash identified

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- Monday, Chattanooga Police identified the victim of a fatal July 4th crash on Old Lee Highway.

Sergeant Jerri Weary says Luis Enrique Valtierra was the driver of the Toyota Celica, killed by a head-on collision around the 7700 of the highway.

Weary says the victim was difficult to identify because his Collegedale address was invalid. Identification was finally found through fingerprint records and now police are trying to locate Valtierra's family in Mexico, since none are on home soil.

Police say the driver was speeding.

The other driver involved, 62-year-old Russell Turner, escaped with only an injured back and broken ankle.

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