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UPDATE: One dead after car hits house, catches fire

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UPDATE: Two people were taken to the hospital after a car hit a house near S. Germantown Road and caught fire in Chattanooga early Tuesday morning around 12:15.

Chattanooga Police tell Channel 3 that the vehicle was traveling south on Germantown Road when it lost control and crossed into the north bound lanes of travel. 

The vehicle continued off the roadway and struck the exterior wall of a lower garage at 20 S. Germantown Road.

The vehicle then flipped upward and struck the front of the house where it came to final rest. 

The front passenger, Taylor Collins was ejected and sustained serious injuries. Collins was transported to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. 

The driver was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. 

This investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

 


 

PREVIOUS STORY: Two people were taken to the hospital after a car hit a house and caught fire in Chattanooga late Monday night.

Crews responded to the crash on South Germantown Road around midnight.

Reports indicate the vehicle hit a house and then caught fire. Two victims were pulled from the vehicle and taken to Hamilton County EMS in unknown condition.

The car caused substantial damage to the house and a city building inspector determined the house is not safe to occupy.

The Chattanooga Fire Department was assisted on the scene by EPB, HCEMS, CPD and City Building inspector.

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