Hamilton County, TN (February 10, 2024) — A tragic accident on I-75 near the Ooltewah exit claimed a life, according to Chattanooga Police. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon, significantly impacting northbound traffic. Upon arrival, officers discovered three injured occupants in a single vehicle.
The driver and a back-seat passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Sadly, a front-seat passenger died instantly. The identities of those involved have not been disclosed. Preliminary investigations suggest an erratic driver prompted the vehicle to swerve, striking an unoccupied vehicle on the shoulder. The investigation into this devastating crash continues.