LATEST: Suck Creek Road crash victim identified

LATEST: Hamilton County Sheriff’s officials release the name of the crash victim.

The driver was 75-year-old James H. Johnston.

According to the preliminary investigation, Johnston crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a power pole.

He was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Deputies continue to look into the cause of the crash.


UPDATE: Suck Creek Road is back open now.

EPB plans to replace the power pole Tuesday night.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane then.


Hamilton County, TN (WDEF) – Hamilton County Sheriff’s officials expect parts of Suck Creek Road to be closed for several hours after a single car crash Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say it happened near the 2200 block.

The crash involved a power pole; causing wires to be down on the road.

EPB has been called in to look at the damage.

The driver was taken to a local hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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