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Kenneth J. Blevins

A Harrison, Tennessee, man has been charged by the Dalton Police Department with second-degree homicide by vehicle for a September wreck that resulted in the death of a Dalton man who was riding a motorcycle.

Kenneth J. Blevins, 34, was also charged Tuesday by the Dalton Police Department with running a red light.

Thomas Brown, 72, died in the three-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and V.D. Parrott Parkway on Sept. 11.

According to police shortly after the wreck, a silver GMC Sonoma pickup truck was traveling north on V.D. Parrott Parkway, apparently attempting to turn west onto Walnut Avenue at the same time that a white Kia passenger car driven by Blevins was traveling east 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," police said.

Blevins remained in the Whitfield County Jail on Wednesday afternoon. He received a property bond of $5,000.

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