published Thursday, August 11th, 2011

WRCB: Update on tractor trailer accident on I-75

HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - Interstate 75 Southbound at the Bradley-Hamilton county line is now reopened after being closed for most of the morning.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol worked an accident involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck.

It happened around 4AM near mile marker 16.

We have learned there is one fatality.

Traffic was diverted at exit 20.

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prairiedog said...

The tractor trailer trucks on I-75 are out of control. 80,000 pounds going 80 mph is a recipe for disaster, and the Tennessee and Georgia authorities ought to be doing something about it. The debris from blown truck tires all over the road is a direct result of driving too fast. Get the state patrol out there and SLOW THEM DOWN, 24 hours a day. I was almost rear-ended by one of them a few months ago, in the right lane, because I was in a U-Haul truck following two tractor trailers that were slowing down to exit. Every time I go from Chattanooga to Macon, there are miles-long traffic jams due to excessive speed accidents. What's it going to take to get the state agencies to do something?

August 19, 2011 at 12:57 p.m.
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