Interstate 24 wreck claims life

Interstate 24 wreck claims life

April 25th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

A multiple-vehicle accident has shut down Interstate 24 eastbound near the Rossville Boulevard exit.

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Fatal crash on I-24

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A multiple-vehicle accident Wednesday shut down Interstate 24 eastbound near the Rossville Boulevard exit and led to one fatality.

The crash that happened just before 3 p.m. involved a tractor-trailer and shut down all three eastbound lanes, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn.

The driver of a Toyota that police said hit the tractor-trailer was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead

About 6 p.m., two of the three lanes were reopened.

A release from the Chattanooga Police Department said the investigation is continuing.