Motorcyclist killed in Wednesday crash identified

The Dalton Police Department has released the name of the motorcyclist killed in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning.

Thomas Brown of Dalton, 72, died in the crash at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and V.D. Parrott Parkway. No charges have been filed "at this point," police spokesman Bruce Frazier said.

"The Traffic Unit’s investigation is continuing and we are still asking for anyone who saw the crash to please contact David Saylors at (706) 278-9085, extension 9124," Frazier said.

According to police, a silver GMC Sonoma pickup truck driven by 73-year-old Trammell Caldwell of Dalton was traveling northbound on V.D. Parrott Parkway, apparently attempting to turn westbound onto Walnut Avenue at the same time that a white Kia passenger car driven by 34-year-old Kenneth Blevins of Chattanooga was traveling eastbound 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," according to police.

Brown's funeral service is Monday at 1 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. The family will receive friends during visitation at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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