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Dalton PD investigating fatal crash involving motorcycle Wednesday morning on Walnut Avenue

Updated: Sep 13, 2019

The Dalton Police Department has released the name of the Dalton motorcyclist killed in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Walnut Avenue. Thomas Brown of Dalton, 72, was killed on impact at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and V.D. Parrott Parkway. No charges have been filed as the Dalton Police Traffic Unit’s investigation is continuing and they are still asking for anyone who saw the crash to please contact David Saylors at (706) 278-9085, extension 9124.

The Dalton Police Department is investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Dalton man Wednesday morning. The initial investigation of the three-vehicle crash forced the closure of a segment of Walnut Avenue between Abutment Road and VD Parrott Parkway to be closed for approximately three hours. The crash happened at approximately 9:20 am at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and VD Parrott Parkway. Early information in the investigation indicates that a silver GMC Sonoma pickup truck driven by 73 year old Trammell Caldwell of Dalton was traveling northbound on VD Parrott and apparently attempting to turn westbound onto Walnut Avenue at the same time that a white Kia passenger car driven by 34 year old Kenneth Blevins of Chattanooga was traveling eastbound on Walnut Avenue. Those two vehicles collided in the intersection, and the impact sent the Kia into a motorcycle that was in the westbound lanes of Walnut Avenue. The motorcycle rider was killed by the impact. His name is not being released at this time pending the notification of next of kin. The Dalton Police Department’s Traffic Unit is working to determine what caused the collision and investigators are looking for witnesses to the crash. Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information on the incident is asked to please contact Officer David Saylors at 706-278-9085, extension 9124.