Woman Thrown From Car, Hit By Another Vehicle On I-75

A Tennessee woman is dead after getting hit by a car in Whitley County.

Police say a car traveling south on I-75 crossed the median and flipped over near the 2 mile marker. That's near the state line.

Police say neither the driver, nor the passenger in the car were wearing seat belts and both were thrown from the car. The passenger was thrown into the northbound lanes and was then hit by another vehicle.

The unoccupied car then slammed into a semi truck.

Both the drivers of both cars were taken to the hospital, but we don't know how badly they were hurt.

The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Linda Kay Obringer of Carryville, TN. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

I-75 northbound was shut down for five hours on Monday night and into Tuesday morning while crews worked to investigate the crash. All lanes are now back open.

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  • by Zylie Location: tn on Apr 17, 2008 at 09:43 PM
    I was the driver of the car and i just want to say that first of all i normally do wear my seatbelt why I didn't that night i couldn't tell you. My mother was a large woman and couldn't and just so everyone is clear i don't drink i don't do drugs and there was a semi that started to come into my lane and the police said that when i swerved i hit gravel and that is why i lost control. So I just wanna say I hope that noone ever has to go threw what i went through that night and the fact that i will have to live with what happened the rest of my life including the part that i seen her get ranover.
  • by sister Location: ky on Apr 17, 2008 at 02:53 AM
    i lost my 19 year old baby brother a long time before seat belts were in a car.please dont blame the victim the loss of a loved one never goes away.god be with the family.
  • by Stacy Location: Delphos on Apr 16, 2008 at 06:02 PM
    "You dont know the people in that crash- she was my aunt and regardless if that seatbelt had been on or not she and my cousin would both be dead. Yes seatbelts do save lives, but in this case a life was spared because my cousin didnt have hers on. I hope that you never have to experience the pain that my family is going through right now. Linda left behind a loving and caring family that will miss her. Her daughter, the driver will be forever traumatized by these events. Please keep them in your prayers. As I will for judgemental people. May God bless you.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 at 02:18 PM
    im a safe driver or at least i try.its the drunks and druggies you got to watch out for or people talking on the phone why driving.that should be outlawed.........
  • by Brian on Apr 15, 2008 at 02:04 PM
    It's a shame that some people never learn that Seatbelts saves Lives!


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