Local teen dies in accident
Bradley County Sheriff’s Office traffic investigators responded to the single car crash on Benton Pike around 6:30 Saturday evening.
A Benton teenager was killed in a wreck that took place March 24. Bradley County Sheriff’s Office traffic investigators responded to the single car crash on Benton Pike around 6:30 Saturday evening.
The investigation showed a mid-90s Mazda driven by Christina Hope Gargala, age 16, slid off the road while rounding a small curve about 100 feet from the intersection with Gatlin Road. The vehicle continued off the road through a barbed wire fence and into a tree.
Gargala was transported by ambulance to SkyRidge Medical Center and was later transferred by air medical to Erlanger Medical Center, where she died Sunday morning.
At this time wet pavement from an earlier rainfall appears to be a contributing factor but investigation into the crash is continuing.
Gargala, the daughter of Thomas and Sheila Kirkland Gargala, was a sophomore at Polk County High School and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Funeral services are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 27 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home in Benton. Interment will be at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery March 28, 11 a.m.
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