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HCSO Responds to Single Vehicle Accident on Johnson Road

05/18/2021

Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this morning at approximately 7:30 am, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 5100 block of Johnson Road for the report of a single vehicle accident with injuries.

Upon arrival, it was learned that the driver, who was reportedly injured, had fled the scene on foot into a wooded area. The passenger in the vehicle, Matthew Poythress (Born 1984) was transported by E.M.S. for non-life threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s Office Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit (UAV) was requested to respond to the scene with a K-9 Unit. A track was attempted, but the driver was not located.

The Traffic Division is primary in this investigation and is working to confirm the identity of the driver.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details are available.



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