77-year-old Franklin Myers of Manchester died from injuries he received in a single vehicle crash on Ragsdale Road at Harpo Rd in Manchester Sunday morning.
Myers of Manchester was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup that left the roadway and struck a tree.
According to the on scene Tennessee Highway patrolman’s report, around 10:30 a.m. Myers’ vehicle left the roadway “for an unknown reason ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.”
Myers had to be cut from the vehicle by members of the Manchester Fire & Rescue. He was then flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident.
Early Sunday afternoon a small storage building caught fire on Shelton Rd. in Manchester. The cause was most likely an electrical malfunction. There was some smoke damage but loss what kept to a minimum thanks to the work of the Manchester Fire & Rescue.