Update: Victims of Monday's deadly motorcycle crash on Veterans Bridge identified
Chattanooga Police have identified the victims as driver 32-year-old Clinton Gard and passenger 36-year-old Brooklyn Lynam.
Police investigators say Gard was heading east on Frazier Avenue approaching Barton Avenue when he failed to turn, continuing straight through the intersection. Police say he struck a guardrail at the opposite side of the road and came to rest on the bridge.
Both victims were pronounced dead on the scene.
In a Facebook post, the Chickamauga Police Department reports that Clinton Gard was a paramedic for Puckett EMS. The post says "Clinton was an outstanding Paramedic for Puckett EMS and a great friend to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, co workers and all who was involved."
Meanwhile, friends and family members of the other victim, Brooklyn Lynam, have reached out to NewsChannel 9 to say she was a Process Engineer at Shaw Industries, and was recently named a 2018 STEP Ahead Award Emerging Leader.
All lanes of Veterans Bridge are now open.
The heavily-traveled Veterans Bridge is closed in Chattanooga on Monday while officers conduct an investigation into a deadly motorcycle crash.
Our crew on the scene has confirmed that two people died in the crash, which happened a little after 1 a.m. north side of the bridge, near Barton and Frazier Avenues.
NewsChannel 9 is working to learn more details about the accident.
Chattanooga Police tell our crew on the scene investigators hope to have the bridge back open by 8:30 a.m. As of 7:30, Chattanooga Police advised that one lane southbound has opened, but northbound lanes remain closed.
Depend on us to keep you posted.