One of the victims in Saturday’s fatal crash at Volkswagen has been identified by Chattanooga Police as Amber Reed, who passed away at the location due to injuries sustained.
According to police, a third victim has been treated and released while a second victim is still hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
According to the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD), a Volkswagen employee who caused a fatal crash at the factory on Saturday did not apply his brakes before the incident. The employee is now facing several charges. This is the first update on the matter.
On Saturday, two bodies were discovered in two separate incidents that occurred on Brainerd Road and at the Gunbarrel Walmart. According to an affidavit obtained on Sunday morning.
According to police, an interview was conducted with Jason Wayne Thornton, who is identified as a Volkswagen employee in the affidavit, following the crash.
According to CPD, Thornton stated that he drove around the trailers located on Volkswagen’s property and proceeded towards the paint shop where he was employed.
According to Thornton, he couldn’t recall the events that followed, but claimed that he must have dozed off.
According to him, he recollected that “objects hit his car and windshield.” He then pulled over and stepped out of his vehicle.
According to Thornton, he did not witness anything upon exiting his vehicle. According to witnesses present at the location, a black Sedan was observed traveling at a high speed.
According to CPD, evidence gathered at the scene suggests that Thornton did not apply his brakes just before the collision.
Thornton is being charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and speeding. The identities of the victims have not been disclosed by the authorities at this time.
According to reports, an incident occurred at 8005 Volkswagen Drive on Saturday morning resulting in one confirmed fatality, one person with life-threatening injuries, and another with non-life-threatening injuries.