Driver seriously injured when car crashes into tunnel - WSMV Channel 4

UPDATE: Brainerd Road accident claims driver's life

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE:  A single-vehicle accident early Friday morning has claimed the life of the vehicle’s driver.

The car crashed into the concrete exterior of the Brainerd Road tunnel while driving west on Brainerd Road.

Police say the driver was unresponsive at the scene and was transported to a local hospital for examination and treatment. The driver later succumbed to his injuries, dying at the hospital.

Police, fire, and ambulance were dispatched to the 3100 block of Brainerd Road on a single vehicle crash.

The car had crashed into the side of the east side of the Brainerd Tunnel. The driver was taken to Erlanger hospital in serious condition.

Westbound traffic through the tunnel was shut down for a time while crews cleared the scene.

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