Driver killed in wreck involving a utility pole on back of a truck

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police say one person was killed in a 3 vehicle crash on Brainerd Road Wednesday night.

It happened in the 4800 block around 8:45 PM.

Investigators say a truck carrying a wooden utility pole with a red flag marker was turning right into a parking lot.

That’s when a GMC Safari hit the pole.

It broke off, lodging in the Safari’s windshield.

The van veered across Brainerd Road and hit a third vehicle.

The 56 year old driver of the van died later at the hospital.

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