UPDATE: Saturday morning crash on East Brainerd Road results in fatality
Chattanooga Police are working a multi-vehicle wreck in the 8400 block of East Brainerd Road Saturday morning.
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.