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Two killed in Cagle Mountain wreck

(Photo by Dunlap Fire Department)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the names of two victims killed in a vehicle accident on Highway 8/111 on Cagle Mountain April 7. Lt. John Harmon reported driver Priscilla Williamson, 39, and passenger Octavia Lackey, 33, passed away when a 2017 Chevrolet Spark crossed the center line into the path of a 2019 Freightliner at 8:51 a.m. Both victims are from Chattanooga. Driving the truck was Edward Stephens, 27, of Georgia, who was not injured, according to the THP. Thomas Austin, 35, of Dunlap, was driving another vehicle hit by debris but was not injured, Lt. Harmon reported. Highway 111 was closed several hours during investigation and clean-up, with multiple emergency personnel responding. For more, see the April 15 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.  


  1. Sammy k.Durham on April 14, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    She Priscilla,Williamson was a very special person in my life we were together for over 12 years can you give me more information on this confirm the deaths can not be on line or off think you verified

  2. TONDALEA JOHNSON on April 26, 2021 at 6:31 am


  3. Martha Sutton on June 9, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Love and miss you so much! Your Step Mother, Martha Sutton

  4. Ragina on July 15, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    This is Priscilla s mother im sorry about your daughter as well.. Rest in peace to two beautiful angels

  5. Regina Sutton on September 18, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    I just wanted to see if the family of Octavia Lackey, could contact me, I would like to pay my respect in person, please. And thank you. I am Priscilla’s mother.

  6. Sammy Kirk on March 19, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Can I get some answers from the reporter that investigate the crash we still have no closer (423)615-1926 ASAP I am her husband for over 12 years please let me know asap please 🙏

    • Editor on March 20, 2022 at 1:55 pm

      Please contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Chattanooga district for more information on the accident. We just had a preliminary report, they should have additional information provided their investigation is complete.

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