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June 5, 2014

Driver in fatal wreck identified

The driver of Wednesday morning’s fatal wreck on I-75 has been named by the Georgia State Patrol.

The driver was Kenniqua Johnson, 26, of Chattanooga, who died in the one-vehicle crash on I-75 northbound near mile marker 338 just after 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the state patrol. Johnson lost control of her vehicle when the left tire blew causing her to travel down an embankment and overturn.

Johnson and passenger Famica Hill, 32, of Chattanooga, were not wearing their seat belts and were ejected in the wreck. Hill was taken by LifeForce air ambulance to Erlanger Medical Center, according to the state patrol. A spokeswoman with the hospital said on Thursday there was not a patient there by that name.

Back seat passenger LaKendra Taylor, 34, also of Chattanooga, was taken to Hamilton Medical Center to be treated for injuries. A spokesman with the hospital said there was not a patient there by that name.

There will be no charges filed, but alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck, the state patrol spokesman said on Thursday. The wreck is still under investigation by the state patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

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