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UPDATE: THP identifies woman in Bradley Co. deadly crash

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UPDATE: One person is dead and another is recovering, after a crash in Bradley County Monday. 

It happened around 1:30pm at the intersection of Bates Pike and Randolph Samples Road. 

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 31-year-old Jessica Rogers started yelling at a deputy at a gas station, and then pulled out of the parking lot. 

According to the crash report, "(Rogers) became irate and appeared to be having either a medical condition or mental disturbance and then left the scene."

The report says as the deputy was attempting to stop Rogers, she hit a car at the intersection, killing her and injuring the other driver. 

The deputy was half a mile behind her at the time of the collision, according to the report.

Rogers died at the scene. The other driver had non life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are still trying to piece together what lead to the whole ordeal and say drugs may have played a role in the crash.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Highway Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash at the request of Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened around 1:30pm at the intersection of Bates Pike and Randolph Samples Road.

Lt. John Harmon, spokesperson for THP, tells Channel 3 two vehicles collided leaving one person dead.

Harmon says the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has requested THP to investigate the crash.

Harmon says that area will be shut down to traffic for a while as traffic investigators work to clear the scene.

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story. 

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