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UPDATE: Three-vehicle crash claims one life, leaves one in critical condition

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - UPDATE: The fatal crash that happened earlier Saturday morning in the 15000 block of Dayton Pike involved three vehicles.  

Traffic Investigators tell us a 2002 Honda Civic operated by 17-year-old Haley Howard was traveling south in the north bound lanes.  

The Honda first sideswiped a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer, then struck a 2010 Nissan Versa head on.  

The Chevrolet and Nissan were both traveling north bound while the Honda was traveling south bound.  The Honda crossed over the continuous left turn lane causing the crash. Investigators tell Channel 3 Howard, a native of Cleveland died at the scene.  The driver of the Chevrolet was uninjured while the driver of the Nissan was airlifted to an area hospital with critical injuries.  

The investigation is on-going and being handled by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic Division.

PREVIOUS STORY: A three-vehicle crash early Saturday morning claimed one life and left another person with critical injuries.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reports the accident took place in the 15123 block of Dayton Pike about 4:43am.

The person who was critically injured has been transported via Life Force helicopter to a nearby hospital for examination and treatment.

Stay with Channel 3 and WRCBtv.com for more on this developing story.
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