I-75 back open in Campbell County, TN after deadly wreck

8am Update:

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tn. (WYMT/WVLT) - All lanes of Interstate 75 have reopened following a deadly wreck in Campbell County early Wednesday morning. TDOT officials said they plan on closing one southbound lane again after rush hour ends so they can remove a semi still in the median.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said one person was killed in the wreck. The victim, who has not been identified, was not wearing a seat belt at the time and died at the scene.

Three people who were in the car with him were injured. They have been taken to UT Medical Center and are reportedly in critical condition. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

The crash happened around 2:00 a.m. along I-75 North around mile marker 134, near the Caryville, Jacksboro, LaFollette exit. Officials believe the semi rear-ended the car. For much of the early morning hours, it closed a northbound and southbound lane.

Original story:

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WYMT/WVLT) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol said one person is dead after a wreck early Wednesday morning in Campbell County.

The crash happened around 2:00 am on I-75 North at mile marker 134, near the Caryville, Jacksboro, LaFollette exit.

Few details have been released, but what we do know is a tractor trailer is involved. But we do not know how the wreck happened.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said one lane northbound and one lane southbound are both shutdown while crews work to clean up the wreck. TDOT expects those lanes will be closed until 8:00 this morning.


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