One person dead in Sunday night accident on I-75

By ALLEN MINCEY allen.mincey@clevelandbanner.com
Posted 6/19/17

One person reportedly died in a traffic accident on Interstate 75 in Bradley County late Sunday around midnight.

According to reports, a tractor-trailer traveling north on the interstate …

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One person dead in Sunday night accident on I-75

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One person reportedly died in a traffic accident on Interstate 75 in Bradley County late Sunday around midnight.

According to reports, a tractor-trailer traveling north on the interstate crashed around the 31-mile marker, just south of the Charleston exit.

It was not immediately known if the person who died was the driver of the tractor-trailer, a passenger or someone in another vehicle possibly involved in the wreck. No reports of a second vehicle were mentioned by authorities.

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office was the first to respond to the scene, posting on its Twitter page that the accident involved a fatality.

The BCSO contacted the Tennessee Highway Patrol, which is investigating the accident. The BCSO assisted in shutting down the northbound lanes of the interstate as the accident was cleared, with traffic being halted for several hours. Much of the traffic was rerouted at Exit 27 (Paul Huff Parkway) until the crash scene was reopened to motorists.

Details of the accident were unavailable this morning, as the wreck was still under investigation by the THP. Identity of the crash victim has not been made available.

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