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UPDATE: Saturday morning crash on East Brainerd Road results in fatality

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EAST BRAINERD, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE:  One person has died from injuries they sustained in a crash on East Brainerd Road Saturday morning.

Eric Wertenberger, 72, was the passenger in a Buick Lacrosse that was traveling west on East Brainerd Road.

When the Buick went to turn onto Givens Road, it struck a Jeep Patriot that was traveling east on East Brainerd Road head-on.

The Buick caught fire as a result of the collision.

An off-duty CPD officer was near the scene of the crash and helped pull the driver and passenger out of the burning Buick where they were trapped.

Wertenberger was transported to a local hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. His driver was also transported with minor injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was taken by a personal vehicle to a local hospital with minor injuries.


PREVIOUS STORY: One person is in stable condition following Saturday morning's wreck on East Brainerd Road.

According to a CPD spokesperson, "an off-duty police officer pulled the victim out of the car when it caught fire."

The victim was given CPR by another officer, who also called medics for the victim.

Channel 3 will keep you updated on this story.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Police are working a multi-vehicle wreck in the 8400 block of East Brained Road. 

According to dispatch, at least one person received CPR on scene.

The first call came in around 9:30 am Saturday morning.

This is a developing story.

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