Family: Victim in wrong-way driver crash dies
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Family members tell Channel 3 the victim of a wrong-way driver crash has died.
Twenty-five-year-old Kevin Yates was taken to Erlanger Saturday night after his vehicle collided with another car going north on southbound Highway 153. Police say 32-year-old Latisha D. Stephens was driving the on-coming car at the time of the crash.
Yates' family was already at Erlanger, his grandfather, Theo Womac, was in a near fatal crash involving a gas cooking grill on Interstate 24. The grill fell off another vehicle causing the crash. Womac was trying to slow down when he hit a car in front of him.
Ty Womac, and his sister, were already at the Erlanger Trauma Center Sunday night with their father. He says he was shocked to learn his nephew was also taken to Erlanger after another crash.
Chattanooga Police say charges against Stephens are pending. They're checking to see if the crash is alcohol related.