One Dead After Multiple Vehicles Crash On I-75

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Updated: 5/17/2012 12:07 am
Crews are at the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in Whitley County that left one person dead.

To see video of the crash, click HERE.

The crash occurred on I-75 at the 4 mile marker around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, and involved five vehicles, including two 18-wheelers, one RV pulling a trailer with race cars and racing fuel and supplies, and two passenger vehicles.

A tractor trailer and the RV caught fire in the accident; the fires have been put out. Traffic was rerouted to exit 11, the Williamsburg exit.

The name of the deceased person has not been released. Another crash victim was flown to the University of Tennessee.
Five others involved in the collisions are not injured. The cause of the collisions remain under investigation.

Police are also investigating a second crash in Whitley County. This one involved two tractor-trailers on southbound I-75 at the 1 mile marker.


Photo courtesy: Jonathan Durham
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