UPDATE: The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim killed in Friday's fatal accident on Snow Hill Road.
Deputies tell us Ellen L. Hudson of Ooltewah was killed just before 6 p.m.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
PREVIOUS STORY: Four days before Christmas, a family has lost a loved one to a deadly crash in Hamilton County.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened at about 5:45 p.m. at the 6900 block of Snow Hill Road.
According to the preliminary investigation, a Honda CRV traveling northbound went off the right side of the road, across the shoulder, into a ditch, and then proceeded back onto the roadway where it eventually rotated and traveled into the opposite lane of traffic striking a Chrysler Pacifica.
The driver of the Honda CRV was found to be unresponsive and was transported to a local medical facility where they were later pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Chrysler Pacifica sustained what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities have not identified the victim, pending family notification.