I-75 lanes reopen in Anderson County after two wrecks

I-75 Wreck Update

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said all lanes have re-opened on Interstate 75 in both directions in Anderson County after multiple vehicles wrecked.

Authorities responded to two separate wrecks on I-75 on Saturday morning.

The first crash happened on I-75 North and near Rocky Top around 10:16 a.m., according to a THP crash report. Four motorcycles were involved and seven people sustained injuries.

The report said one of the motorcycles left the roadway on the right shoulder and swerved back into a lane on I-75 before hitting another motorcycle. The third motorcycle was slowing down because of the initial crash with the first two motorcycles. A fourth motorcycle hit the third motorcycle from behind.

The second crash happened I-75 South near Rocky Top around 11:15 a.m. Three vehicles were involved, including a tractor trailer, and five people sustained injuries.

The THP report said the tractor trailer hit a KIA Sportage from behind, while the Sportage was slowing down due to traffic. The Sportage was pushed into a Jeep Cherokee, which went off the roadway and came to a final rest in the median.

The tractor trailer and Sportage came to final rest in the roadway.

THP said there were serious injuries involved in either crash, but currently no deaths have been reported. Three LifeStar helicopters were sent to take the injured to the hospital.

This story is still ongoing and we'll update you with the latest information as it becomes available.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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